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Take a walk on the wild side with Bridge the Gap

By Gemma Gardner

Bridge the Gap launch at Emmanuel College Upper Hall. Picture: Keith Heppell
Bridge the Gap launch at Emmanuel College Upper Hall. Picture: Keith Heppell

Bridge the Gap will be taking in another famous landmark this year, it was announced at the popular charity event's launch night.

Taking a walk on the wild side will be the appropriate phrase as this year’s event on Sunday, September 9, which raises money for Arthur Rank Hospice and Romsey Mill, will visit the Museum of Zoology.

The popular stroll around Cambridge University’s colleges, sponsored by The Cambridge Building Society and supported by the Cambridge Independent, was launched at Emmanuel College last night, accompanied by music from jazz band Jazz Wave.

Lynn Morgan, CEO for Arthur Rank Hospice, said: “Bridge the Gap is a fabulous morning out with family, friends and work colleagues.

“We have maintained an affordable entry fee for a number of years and continue to honour our promise to keep the event free for children.

“Over the years, we have welcomed people of varying ages and it is lovely seeing the children of those who took part in the early years coming, along with some bringing families of their own.

“We are confident that the inclusion of the Museum of Zoology will prove a fabulous highlight.

“We look forward to welcoming people from across the county and beyond.”

Bridge the Gap, now in its 17th year, will start on Parker’s Piece and take in the colleges of Emmanuel, Christ’s, Sidney Sussex, St Catharine’s and Pembroke.

It attracts around 2,000 people, and the Society of Cambridge Tourist Guides will be on hand throughout to offer an array of history and information for participants.

Support from TTP, Cambridge Assessment and the Rotary Club of Cambridge will help to ensure that 100 per cent of the entry fee goes to the charities. Co-Op food stores will be donating water and volunteers.

To register visit arhc.org.uk/BTG before 1pm on Friday, September 7, call 01223 675888, or pick up a registration form in person from Romsey Mill or the Arthur Rank Hospice or any of the charity’s shops.

Forms will also be available from The Cambridge Building Society branches from August.

Prices are £15 per adult before July 13, increasing to £18 per adult after that date, or £20 on the day. Children are free of charge when accompanied by a paying adult.


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