Bridge the Gap walk 2019

The family-friendly walk sponsored by Cambridge Building Society, which welcomes around 2000 participants annually, spanning all generations.

Dates Sunday, September 15, 2019 - Download as vCalendar
Venue Cambridge City Centre and colleges
Website Event website

Event details:

The walk - which starts at 9.30am - begins and finishes at Parker’s Piece.  Over the space of the morning, you will be invited into Christ’s, Queen’s, Corpus Christi, Pembroke and Downing Colleges as well as the University College Library.

You can sign up by visiting, by calling 01223 675888, or by picking up a registration form in person from: Romsey Mill (Hemingford Road, Cambridge); the Arthur Rank Hospice (adjacent to the Babraham Road Park & Ride); any of the Charities’ shops; or your local Cambridge Building Society or Co-op.

Throughout the walk, the Society of Cambridge Tourist Guides will be on hand to offer interesting historical tales and provide an array of information about The University of Cambridge’s stunning grounds and the College’s features. A range of activities will be taking place on Parker’s Piece and there will be musical entertainment along the route, including performances from Sing! Choirs and Jazz Wave. The City of Cambridge Brass Band will play for walkers as they pass over the finish line and make their way towards the ‘Time for Cake’ tent or one of the food and drinks stalls - the holders of which are kindly donating a percentage of their proceeds to the two benefitting charities, Arthur Rank Hospice Charity and Romsey Mill.

The Bridge the Gap committee consists of Arthur Rank Hospice Charity - a long standing beneficiary - and Romsey Mill who came on board in 2016, as well as the Cambridge Building Society (headline sponsors), alongside sponsors TTP, Cambridge Assessment and the Rotary Club of Cambridge whose continued support ensures that 100% of participant’s entry fee directly benefits the Charities. Last year saw the addition of Co-op Food Stores to the organising committee, as well as media partners Cambridge Independent and Cambridge 105 Radio, all of whom are once again lending their support to the community event this year.

Arthur Rank Hospice supports people in Cambridgeshire living with an advanced serious illness or a life-limiting condition and those who need end-of-life care. Our outstanding services are provided free of charge to patients and their families.

It will cost £8.66 million this financial year to operate our services, of which £4.68 million is budgeted from our contracts with the NHS and the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

We are extremely grateful to our local community for the dedication, commitment and generosity they show in supporting us to raise the remaining £3.986 million.

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