Birthday Weekend Walk
Any excuse to get out and celebrate!
We love a good birthday celebration and we know you do to. The Nightingale was established on 21st August 2002 and because we’re not sure if we’ll be able to celebrate together, we’re throwing a Birthday Weekend Walk!
Over the weekend of the 20th – 22nd August we’re asking people to go on a walk and show their support for those affected by cancer. We’d love for you to take part and help us help all those that live with cancer and the devastating impact it can have on their lives.
YOU CAN’T RUN FROM CANCER BUT YOU CAN WALK FOR CANCER
WHERE SHOULD I WALK?
The short answer is; anywhere! Where you walk is up to you. Whether in your local park, along your high street or even in your home, we don’t mind. You can use our suggested routes and see other Birthday Walkers on your way or make up your own route. You can find our Enfield Walking Routes here.
HOW FAR SHOULD I WALK?
We’re suggesting a 10k walk, but if you would like to walk a shorter or longer distance, we don’t mind, as long as you’re comfortable and having fun.
Did you know that walking 10,000 steps per day means you walk roughly 8k?! We bet you didn’t think it would be that easy to walk that far. So if you don’t want to go for one solid walk, you could chose to dedicate your 10,000 steps over 20th-22nd August to The Nightingale.
WHY SHOULD I WALK?
In the UK statistics currently indicate that one in two people will be diagnoses with cancer at some point in their lives, suggesting that most people will be affected by cancer in some way. We want to be here to help as many of them as possible come to terms with and deal with their changed lives. Through registrations, sponsorships and donations we’re hoping to raise £9,000 which will pay for two complementary therapists to come to the centre for a whole year, delivering nearly 600 massage and reflexology sessions to clients!
Our Birthday Weekend Walk is one of the most important events we will hold this year. The Nightingale relies solely on external fundraising and doesn’t receive any government funding, so it’s events like this that mean we can continue to provide all of our services free of charge. After a difficult year of no events or fundraising, we’re looking forward to our supporters and community helping us out in a big way!
Once you register we’ll be with you every step of the way. We’ll send you suggested walking routes, playlists to get you in the walking mood and a few surprises in the lead up to the big birthday! We won’t let Covid-19 stop us from celebrating.
Registration is just £15 per person which will go towards vital cancer support. Our Fundraising Guide has great tips to help you set up a JustGiving page or Facebook Donation page.
We can’t wait to celebrate our birthday with you