Starting and finishing at Southwark Cathedral, the walk enables carers and the people they care for to raise funds for their local carers centre. It also raises the profile of carers and their tireless unpaid work to care for family and friends with long-term illnesses, disabilities and mental health problems. And for those taking part it’s a really fun day out and a chance to meet and talk to other carers and the people they care for.
Taking part is easy. There are three different walks of varying lengths to suit all levels of fitness. There is a short route of 2.8 miles, a medium walk of 4.8 miles and a long route of 8.9 miles. There are also routes for wheelchair users.
So why not find out more and register your place via the Carers Thames Walk website?
There is a special discounted rate for those registering before 1st May, and you can also register on the day!
Sarah Duncan is the Chair of the Board of Trustees at Wandsworth Carers Centre. Looking forward to her ninth Carers Thames Walk this May, she said:
“I look forward to the Carers’ Thames Walk every year, this will be my 9th! It is the most fantastic opportunity to raise funds for our centres whilst having fun, making new friends, keeping fit and learning new things about London. All in one day!
“At Wandsworth Carers Centre we always get a team of walkers together which comprises of Carers and those that they care for, staff, volunteers, trustees and friends and family of all of the above!
“The funds that we raise are unrestricted and can be used in the way that we choose. At WCC we use this invaluable resource to fund our annual outing for Carers and perhaps you might like to do something like this too?”