Bath Rugby’s players and coaches have given their backing to the annual Bath Rugby Walk, which is raising vital funds for Dorothy House Hospice Care and Bath Rugby Foundation.
This year’s event takes place on Saturday 7th March and Bath Rugby supporters are being urged to take part.
Bath Rugby Director of Rugby, Stuart Hooper, said: “The Bath Rugby Walk is a great way to support two fantastic local charities.
“The work done by both Bath Rugby Foundation and Dorothy House is so important to our community and we hope hundreds of Bath Rugby supporters will sign up join the Bath Rugby Walk.”
This year’s 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.
Bath Rugby and England Rugby winger, Ruaridh McConnochie, said: “The Bath Rugby Walk is always a fantastic occasion and we urge everyone in Bath to get involved.
“It’s a flat walk along the canal path and there will be a warm welcome for everyone at the Rec.”
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 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.”
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 Bath Rec.
Entry is £25 for men and women aged 18 and over.
For children aged 12-17 and students with a NUS Card the cost is £17.50.
You can sign up to take part in the Bath Rugby Walk at www.bathrugbywalk.org.uk.