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London Bridges Walk

Sunday 04 July 2021

 

A fun, family-friendly  walking challenge taking in 10 of London’s iconic bridges between Vauxhall Bridge and Tower Bridge. Options to walk  6.5 miles (one way) and 13 miles (both ways). You will encounter many of London’s iconic landmarks and enjoy superb views of the London skyline as you zig-zag over 10 of the historic bridges along the Thames. A great opportunity to get outside, get fit, spend time with friends and family and explore the best that London has to offer.

Registration fee – £15/£10*
Minimum Sponsorship Target – £150**

*£15 adults, £10 children under 18, £60 corporate team of up to 5 / £40 for family of 4, £50 for family of 5, £60 for family of 6 (ie £10 off)
**£150 per person, £250 family of up to 4, £400 corporate team

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London Bridges Walk Frequently Asked Questions

What is the London Bridges Walk?
The London Bridges Walk is a challenge fundraising event for Kisharon. There are options to walk 6.5 miles or 13 miles over 10 bridges between Vauxhall Bridge and Tower Bridge. More information is available at: London Bridges Walk – Kisharon

 When is it taking place?
Sunday 4th July 2021

 How much does it cost to enter?
Adult = £15
Children – under 18 on the day of the event = £10. Must be accompanied by an adult.
Corporate teams – up to 5 participants per team = £60.
Your entry fee goes towards the cost of your participation and running the event safely.

Who can take part?
Anyone with a moderate level of fitness. All ages are welcome but those aged under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Do I have to be in a team?
No. Many people will be taking part on their own. If you would like to take part as a team, why not get a group of friends, colleagues or family together?

How can I enter?
You can register online via this link: Kisharon Challenge: London Bridges Walk 2021

Can I sign up on the day?
Yes, there will be an opportunity to register on the day but you will still be expected to achieve the appropriate minimum fundraising requirement. We recommend you sign up early and give yourself plenty of time to maximise your fundraising.

What is the minimum fundraising requirement?
This is a fundraising event and it is important that all participants achieve, and if possible exceed, the minimum sponsorship requirement.
Minimum requirements are £150 per person, £250 for a family of 4 including 2 children, £400 for a corporate team of 5 participants. 

How do I send in sponsorship?
The easiest way to collect sponsorship is to set up a Virgin Money Giving page here, or a Justgiving page here; this way your family and friends can make quick, safe online donations to support your challenge. The money you raise on your VMG or JG page will then transfer straight to the Organiser, Kisharon, so you don’t have to do anything else. If you prefer to collect cash and cheques (payable to Kisharon) in the traditional way, they can be sent in to: Kisharon, First Floor, 333 Edgware Road, London, NW9 6TD. Please include a note or covering letter (make sure you include your name and address) so we know which participant(s) to attribute the donations to. 

Credit/Debit Card
You can call us on 020 3209 1160 Monday to Thursday between 9am and 5.30pm and on Friday between 9am and 1pm. Let us know you’re making a donation towards your London Bridges Challenge sponsorship and we’ll be happy to take your details and process your card donation. 

What does Kisharon do?
Kisharon is a unique learning disabilities charity, supporting both children and adults with a variety of needs to reach their full potential. We offer education through our OFSTED outstanding Tuffkid Nursery, schooling for pupils aged 4-19 at Kisharon Noe School and Kisharon College for students aged 19-25.

Kisharon’s day opportunities and supported living programmes ensure every individual is taught the skills they need to live independently within the community and beyond to lead fulfilling lives.

Kisharon achieves this through vocational training and our employment programme, which helps everyone to gain a sense of value and enjoy a structured life in the same way as their mainstream peers.

Kisharon’s forward-thinking, person-centred approach is at the forefront of everything we do, ensuring two-way communication assists in the understanding of learning disabilities and associated physical problems.

I cannot take part – how can I help?
If you would like to make a donation towards the event or to support the vital work of the charities, we would be extremely grateful. To donate online please click here. Alternatively, to make a donation by cheque, please make cheques payable to Kisharon and send to Kisharon, First Floor, 333 Edgware Road, London, NW9 6TD.

What should I wear / bring on the day?
You will get a fantastic Kisharon London Bridges Walk t-shirt to wear on the day.
Sun cream and a hat / a waterproof jacket and an umbrella – check the weather and be prepared!
Comfy shoes that you have walked in before
A small rucksack – it’s easier to carry your belongings and extra refreshments if you wish to take some
Water and snacks – we will provide water at the start but please bring your own supplies too or you can buy more along the route.
A copy of your route map and detailed instructions – these will be emailed to you ahead of the event.
Cash / credit or debit card
Mobile phone (fully charged!)
A packed lunch if you don’t want to buy lunch along the route.

Are there any technical elements to the walk?
No, but there are steps at either side of some of the bridges

 When should I arrive?
Registration will be open from 9.30am and will close at 10.15am. Please arrive in plenty of time before the walk starts, to get checked in at the registration desk, use the facilities and be ready for the off.

Will there be toilets along the route?
There are toilets at the start and also near the London Eye in the basement of the London Eye ticket office located within the County Hall building and also at Jubilee Gardens, which are charged. There are various toilets at bars and pubs along the route.

Do you need volunteers?
We are looking for volunteers to act as stewards on the course and to help at the start and finish venues. If you would like to find out more, please email us at challenges@kisharon.org.uk.

Will you send me my t-shirt in the post?
Yes, t-shirts will be mailed out approximately 1 week before the walk. If you signed-up as part of a team, your t-shirts will be sent to the team leader / main registrant.

Will you be taking photos and videos on the day?
We’ll be taking pictures and videos at the event to capture the magic of the day. These may be shared on our social media channels during the event and used in publications and promotional materials or shared with the media.

You have the choice to opt in or opt out of having your photographs being used by Kisharon for publicity and marketing purposes at the point of registration.

You also have the right to access your photographs on request. You can also ask us any time to remove them from our website, social media platforms and delete your image(s) from our systems so that they will not be used in future versions of printed materials.

Can I bring my dog?
We would love to see your dogs at our London Bridges Walk! Please keep them on a lead and ensure their mess is cleaned up.

 What will happen if the event is cancelled?
The London Bridges Walk will only be cancelled or postponed due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances or under government guidance due to COVID-19. In such an eventuality all participants will be notified as soon as possible and information will be posted on Kisharon’s website. If we have to cancel The London Bridges Walk, then we will refund your registration fee to you on request.

How can my company get involved?
Working in collaboration with Kisharon will bring further exposure for your business. Working together will add value to both the event and your business and increase your customer base. Ultimately, this will raise crucial income that will help us make a difference to so many children and adults with a variety of needs.

If you or your company would like to support Kisharon by sponsoring the event, please contact us – challenges@kisharon.org.uk– for more information.

Any other questions?
Please call the team on 020 3209 1160 or email challenges@kisharon.org.uk

 

Register your interest now
Contact the Challenges Team
Email: challenges@kisharon.org.uk

Call: 020 3209 1172