Today is the last chance to enter the Bath Men’s Walk, taking place on Saturday 18th March when nearly 500 men will be marching along the canal towpath to raise vital funds for Bath Rugby Foundation and Dorothy House Hospice Care.
The eight-mile walk followed by a screening of the Six Nations, kicks off with registration at Dorothy House Hospice Care in Winsley at 11:00AM and takes around two hours. Don’t delay – entries close at 5pm today, Thursday 16th March at www.bathmenswalk.co.uk.
Following a pit stop at The George pub in Bathampton for essential refreshments, the Walk finishes at Bath Recreation Ground, the home of Bath Rugby, where walkers will enjoy a Six Nations screening and a free pie and a pint.
Two matches will be screened: France v Wales at 2:45PM and England v Ireland at 5:00PM.
Ex-England rugby player, Duncan Bell will be attending the Bath Men’s Walk, to support two well-loved, local charities.
Duncan had a successful rugby career as a front row forward, playing for Bath for nine years and gaining five caps for England. Other local heroes to look out for on Saturday are Bob Crampton, ITV weatherman who will start the walk and Modern Pentathlete, Jo Muir, the Sporting Ambassador for Dorothy House Hospice Care who’ll be there cheering the walkers on.
Participants in the Walk, which is sponsored by Thrings solicitors, pay £25 to enter and also pledge to raise a further £50 for the two charities. To sign up, visit www.bathmenswalk.co.uk and in return you’ll get a great day out and a free T-shirt. New for 2017, bacon butties, a veggie option and hot drinks will be available for walkers to buy at the start before they set off on the walk at Noon on Saturday.
Duncan Bell, Bath Rugby Foundation’s lead Ambassador for the ‘Move Like A Pro’ fitness programme said: “I’m glad to be supporting the Bath Men’s Walk in aid of two great charities who work hard to help the local community.
“Last year the Bath Men’s Walk raised over £45,000 so lets make 2017’s total even bigger and dig deep in our pockets in return for an epic day out.”
John Davies, CEO, Dorothy House Hospice Care said: “This year’s Bath Men’s Walk is on track to be a great success and the all important funds raised will allow Dorothy House to continue to give patients, their families and carers the specialist palliative and end of life care they need at a difficult time.”