Fal River Walks aims to reach £100,000

falriverwalkThe seventh Fal River Walks organised by the Rotary Club of Truro Boscawen, (RCTB) will be on June 2nd. The charity walks have raised almost £90,000 and this year it is hoped the total will take them over £100,000.

60% of this years funds will go to Cornwall Hospice Care, and 40% to the charities supported by the Truro Boscawen Rotary Club.

Walk Organiser, Dr Chris Veal says: “There are features that walkers love to return to, year after year. Everything is organised: car parking, ferries, routes, teas, marshalling and return to the car park. Past walkers frequently comment on the smooth organisation’.

For those wanting a little less challenge, there is a short, (5 mile walk), which starts with a half hour boat trip to the Smugglers Inn at Tolverne.

The main walk will bypass Trelissick and traverse Lamouth Creek to Roundwood Quay, where, a ferry will take walkers across the Fal to Smuggler’s Cottage at Tolverne. From Tolverne, a further ferry will take walkers to Turnaware Point for the last leg to St Mawes.

To encourage families to take part, we are introducing a £35 family ticket for the short walk, which incorporates a treasure hunt. Individual entry is £15 and dogs are free.

Parallel to this event is a “Fal River Walk Team Challenge”. For £250 employers, organisations, clubs or friends may enter a team of five to complete the 14 mile walk, in fancy dress and team building challenges. Teams will also gain points by performing in a talent competition and collecting intelligence on the course. There will then be a race to the finish at St Mawes where a Cream Tea will be served and the winning teams will be presented with medals and awards by the Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall or a Deputy Lord Lieutenant (who hopes to partake in the walk himself).

You can register your interest through the Cornwall Hospice Care website by clicking here. For more information on the event, please contact Dr Chris Veal on 01726 882220 or email: falriverwalk13@btinternet.com

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