Sunday 11th September, 2016

Bridge the Gap Charity Walk

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Thank you to everyone who helped to make this year's Bridge the Gap Walk (11th September 2016) such a success.

Over 2,000 people took part in the charity walk around the Univeristy of Cambridge's amazing college grounds, and helped to raise money for Romsey Mill and the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity - the two charity partners for the event.    

The event proved to be a big hit with families of all ages - and took place on a lovely sunny morning - which made the views of the Colleges even more stunning.

Neil Perry, Romsey Mill’s Chief Executive, who took part in the walk said: “It was a fantastic event, which was a memorable occasion for all involved. It was great to see so many people turn out - including the familiar faces of families that we have worked with over the years."

He added: “The Bridge the Gap walk is a great event that brings the whole of Cambridge together, to support two important local charities and the people they serve. We are grateful for the backing of The Cambridge Buidling Society, other local businesses and The Rotary Club; and of course the Univeristy of Cambridge - who all helped to make it a great event."

Neil concluded: "We are delighted to be involved, and the money raised on the day will help us in our vital work with children, young people and families, here in Cambridge, who are experiencing difficult times and welcome our much needed practical support, encouragement and hope.”

 

Here are some pictures from the day: Bridge the Gap photo album

 

We are delighted to be able to announce that Romsey Mill will be a Charity Partner of the Open Cambridge Walk, together with the Arthur Rank Hospice, and we look forward to working with the University of Cambridge Public Engagement Team and other partners on the project. 
Last year’s event raised over £47,000 for local charities, with more than 2,000 people taking part. We hope that many of our supporters, and their families and friends, will be able to join with us this year, to have a great day and help raise  money for Romsey Mill and the Arthur Rank Hospice.    
The event is ideal for families of all ages and is supported by many local businesses who sign up places for their staff to take part. Romsey Mill is already looking at options that will make the event accessible for many of the families with whom we work. 
If you think that you could help us with this, by paying the entrance charge for someone else to participate, we would love to hear from you.
News of the partnership has been welcomed by Neil Perry, Romsey Mill’s Chief Executive. Neil said: “This partnership is a very exciting development for Romsey Mill and we are already looking forward to helping to make the event a memorable occasion for all involved, including the young people and families we support, and raising vital funds for our ongoing work.” 
He added: “Romsey Mill’s work is all about walking alongside children, young people and families, here in Cambridge, who are experiencing difficult times and offering them much needed practical support, encouragement and hope.”
More details about the event, and information about registering your interest, will be published on www.opencambridge.cam.ac.uk and our own website (www.romseymill.org) in the near future. 
But, for now, just enter the date in your calendar: Sunday 11th September (am) and invite others to join in!