The Group 7 2025 Festival Walk
Many of you will recall back in 2019, plans were being made for a Charity Walk in July 2020. Sadly, we then had a global pandemic, and life as we knew it was set to change.
Now that restrictions are finally starting to ease, it has been decided to hold the event in 2021, and as you can see from the above banner, the new date is the 3rd October 2021.
This reinvigorated event has a few subtle changes, and the most important of which is that the route has been reversed. This allows more space at the finish for people to feel more comfortable, and for people to still be able to catch up and interact in an open area. Sandwich Quay also has a whole host of hospitality outlets, catering for all. The event has also had more of a health and safety focus too, with the introduction of a “Minibus Service”, whereby if a walker needs to be collected and taken to a drop off point, then this service will allow for that.
There is a new emphasis on “Only walk as much/little as you feel comfortable with”. This means that if you only wish to walk along Deal seafront, or over the White Cliffs, or from Sandwich to Deal etc., then that is perfect! Just make sure you get your sponsorship form completed.
On the topic of sponsorship, please remember that this walk can be done individually, as a team, as a group etc. ALL monies count towards your Lodge/Chapter 2025 Festival Target. The Event is centered around the 2025 festival targets, and monies are intended for that purpose and not “general funds”.
The Masonic Charitable Foundation has done so much to support Communities during the pandemic, and this event will feed into that good work, promoting it in our community, for the benefit of all. The more support this event gets, the more the MCF will be able to invest in communities, and community projects.
If you wish to enter the event, or you have a friend/family member etc. who wishes to take part in your name, please do complete the entry form, and start getting sponsorship forms filled in.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this letter, and we would love to see you on the walk.
Sincerely and fraternally
Group 7 Festival Walk Committee.
The course is split up into sections, it is upto you and your ability as to how many sections you undertake. The main thing is to enjoy the walk.
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Register to Race!
Download the Entry Form and Sponsor forms.