Abbey Amble Set to Bring in Sponsorship Money

Finding ways to raise badly needed funds is always a challenge, but this year Launde Abbey is hoping to help local schools, churches and other charity groups in a 50:50 sponsored walk, with fundraising shared between Launde Abbey, the retreat house for the Dioceses of Leicester and Peterborough, and local fundraisers.

The Abbey Amble will take place on Sunday, August 28th 2016, and will replace the Abbey’s annual fundraising Fun Day, usually held on Bank Holiday Monday.

Organiser Suzanne Simons, said:  “Everyone loved the Fun Days and everyone loves Launde, but we want to be able to help others to fundraise too and so this is the perfect way to get everyone involved and reach out to other needy causes, locally and nationally.”  

Suzanne continued, “We have such lovely walks on our doorstep and it seems appropriate, as we are a charity ourselves, that we organise something to help Launde Abbey and also other groups too, while using the beautiful countryside that’s all around us.”

Walkers will be able to obtain sponsorship for their own particular cause, with their fundraising being shared with Launde Abbey.  For those who don’t want to fundraise, then there is the option of just paying an entrance fee of £5.00 to take part, which will go towards Abbey funds.

There will be three walks to suit varying abilities – 5 miles, 10 miles and, for the more adventurous and hardy walkers, a 15 mile challenge.

Suzanne Simons added:  “We’d like to encourage children to bring their parents and dogs to bring their owners so we’re planning a varied route for everyone, taking in local landmarks and refreshment stops along the way.  Food will also be available at Launde Abbey, where we’ll be offering energy-boosting breakfasts at the start and a chill-out cream tea at the end to boost funds”.

So, why not sign up now and encourage friends, family and colleagues to join you for this worthwhile local event.  Overnight ensuite accommodation and breakfast is also available at Launde Abbey at a special rate of £60.00 per twin or double room per night. 

For more information or to obtain a registration or sponsorship form, please contact Suzanne Simons suzanne@launde.org.uk or telephone 01572 717254.

Event date: 
Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 00:00
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