Complete guide to Bridge the Gap 2018 including route map, times, attractions and ticket prices
Find out why you should look out for blue balloons on charity walk through Cambridge colleges on Sunday September 9
Walkers will be out in force to raise money for charity in the annual Bridge the Gap in Cambridge on Sunday (September 9).
Melbourn company TTP, Cambridge Assessment and the Rotary Club of Cambridge continue to sponsor the walk, which means that 100 per cent of the entry fee benefits the charities.
Donna Talbot, director of fundraising and communications at Arthur Rank Hospice, said: “Bridge the Gap Charity Walk really does have something for everyone.
“There’s six beautiful Cambridge colleges and the recently reopened Museum of Zoology on the 4.3-mile route, The Society of Cambridge Tourist Guides on hand, music and dancing, plus – once you’ve crossed the finish line – fun activities for kids, refreshments and the Time for Cake marquee at Parker’s Piece.”
How to sign up
Advance tickets are priced £18 (with discounts for groups of 10 or more) and are available until 1pm on Friday September 7 by visiting arhc.org.uk/bridge-the-gap.asp. Tickets on the day are £20 per adult. You can turn up at Parker’s Piece and register on the day between 9.30am and 10.30am. Four children go free with each adult,
Times and location
The walk, now in its 17th year, starts from Parker’s Piece. Three waves of walkers will leave at 9.30am, 10am and 10.30am. You can select your preferred time when booking. Entertainment continues into the afternoon back on Parker’s Piece.
The 4.3-mile walk goes through Emmanuel College, Christ’s College, Sidney Sussex College, Trinity College, St Catharine’s College and Pembroke College, and skirts by other, while also taking in the newly-reopened Museum of Zoology.
Look out for the blue balloons along the route to find members of The Society of Cambridge Tourist Guides.
Over the years an incredible 32,000 people have taken part and helped raise more than £473,000 for local charities. Money raised this year will go directly to Arthur Rank Hospice and Romsey Mill.
Arthur Rank Hospice supports people in Cambridgeshire who are living with a life-limiting illness and those who need end-of-life care.
Delivered from the new hospice at Shelford Bottom on the outskirts of Cambridge, the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre in Wisbech and in patient’s own homes through the Arthur Rank community team, its services are practical, holistic and tailored to the individual.
The charity needs to secure £8.1 million every year to deliver our services free of charge to patients and their loved ones. About half of this currently comes from statutory sources, with the remainder raised thanks to the efforts of the wider local community, who are motivated to ensure that the work of the hospice continues.
Romsey Mill is a Cambridge-based Christian charity, started in 1980, that works with children, young people and families, many of whom are facing significant challenges in their lives.
It is committed to overcoming disadvantage, challenging injustice and promoting social inclusion with young people, children and families. Romsey Mill works with more than 3,500 individuals and families each year. It works with participants to develop their skills and to enable their progress towards training, work and positive involvement in the community.
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If you’re taking part in Bridge the Gap on Sunday, remember to get involved on social media.
Twitter - @ArthurRankHouse - and please tag in @CambridgeIndy too
Instagram – arthur_rank_hospice
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