The annual Bath Rugby Walk is set to return in March, raising vital funds for local charities Dorothy House Hospice Care and the Bath Rugby Foundation.
Taking place on Saturday 7th March, the walk will once again follow the Kennet and Avon canal path route between the two charities, starting at Dorothy House’s Winsley base at 11am and ending at the home of Bath Rugby in Bath city centre.
Last year over 530 people took part in the walk.
Once at the Rec, walkers will be able to enjoy a well-earned drink and a pie while watching Six Nations action together:
- Ireland v Italy – 2:15
- England v Wales – 4:45pm
Men and women aged 12 years and over are invited to take part, and help raise vital funds for the Bath Rugby Foundation and Dorothy House Hospice Care.
Emily Knight, Event Fundraiser, Dorothy House Hospice Care said: “Last year’s walk was a fantastic success with over 530 walkers getting involved.
“The funds raised for Dorothy House this year will help us provide patients with specialist palliative and end of life care and support for their families.
“We’re looking forward to a big turn out for this year’s Bath Rugby Walk which is always an important fundraiser for both charities.”
Halena Coury, Head of Fundraising at Bath Rugby Foundation, said: “The Bath Rugby Walk is always a highlight of our year, seeing so many people walking along the canal path in great spirits.
“The money raised by walkers makes a huge difference to the lives of young people in Bath, many of whom have had the toughest start to life.
“The fact that this money is raised by people having a lovely time – with a bit of light exercise thrown in, is a bonus.”
Victoria Dulley, who took part in the 2019 Bath Rugby Walk as a member of the St John’s Foundation team, added: “Last year’s Bath Rugby Walk was a brilliant occasion and the whole St John’s team had a great time.
“We all encourage everyone in Bath to take part – you’ll have a lovely day and help raise money for Dorothy House and Bath Rugby Foundation.”
If your team is between 12 and 20 people and you’d enjoy a private space to watch the Six Nations, you can even reserve a box at the Rec.
Entry is £25 for men and women aged 18 and over. For children aged 12-17 and students with an NUS Card, the cost is £17.50.
Sign up to take part in the Bath Rugby Walk at www.bathrugbywalk.org.uk.