The walk involve a new partnership with the National Trust at Trelissick where the event will start and finish. Walkers may choose either a Long Walk of 15 miles, or a Short Walk of six miles.
Following feedback from the 2014 event, entry fees include a donation to the charities instead of requiring walkers to raise sponsorship. Nonetheless, additional donations through sponsorship will be very welcome and will help to boost the total raised for the charities.
Parking at Trelissick is included together with various river crossings by ferry and, of course, the very welcome cream tea provided at the finish.
Speaking to Roseland Online, a spokesperson for Fal River Walk said: “With grateful thanks to the National Trust, we have a new venue, so the start and finish for the first time will be in the same place, close to the house at Trelissick. Free parking will be near at hand in the National Trust car park.
“Unlike our previous Fal River Walks for charities, participants are not being asked to raise sponsorship from friends and families as a condition of entry. Instead, the entry fees include a donation to charity, set at the individual levels averaging those of recent years. We trust you will find this a helpful change.
“Because the total entry fee cannot attract Gift Aid, we warmly invite you to make further donations at the time of booking, or through sponsorship or other means; these donations are able to benefit from Gift Aid.
“For the Long Walk we have a variation of our traditional 15-mile route, with the start and finish at Trelissick. Once again we are being generously supported by Cornwall Ferries, who are specifically arranging the crossings for this event and which are not available on any other occasion. The entry fees offer exceptional value compared with other Fal River journey.”
Attractively-priced Family Tickets are being offered on both the Long Walk and the Short Walk, for two adults and up to three children under 16. Before the start, walkers will be able to buy breakfast from the National Trust caterers (by pre-order). At the finish, generous cream teas will be served under canvas in the Stable Yard.
Proceeds from the event will be divided between the Macmillan Cancer Support and Information Centre (The Cove Project), the National Trust, and local charities supported from the Rotary Club Trust Fund. Further donations are greatly appreciated, of course, and even more so with a Gift Aid declaration.
The organisers added, “Please remember that our aim is to raise as much money as possible for these charities which do so much good work in the local community.”
Long Walk: individual entry £30 : family ticket £80
Short walk: individual entry £25 : family ticket £60
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