Charity night time walk offers various distances along the Thames
CLASP Charity is staging a major Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Awareness event in July 2014, including fund-raising for ANY Charity or Organisation.
The event registration price is £35 for the 'Walking Out Of Darkness' overnight charity walk this July 19th starting at 8pm.
There is a 5 mile, 10 mile and 25 mile overnight walk mainly along the Thames Path and cover many of the beautiful sights of London at night including the House of Commons, the London Eye and many more before walkers finish at just after dawn back at Old Deer Park in Richmond.
The fundraiser has the backing of Boris Johnson, who in offered strong words of support for both the charity and the ‘Walking out of Darkness’ initiative. He said: “I would like to take this opportunity to extend my warmest good wishes to all connected with the event. This affects us all, though unfortunately there are still many misconceptions about what mental health is, how it happens and what can be done about it. There is much we are doing to improve our mental health and prevent suicides, and I applaud CLASP’s work to help Londoners who are struggling in this way.”
The ‘Walking Out of Darkness’ event will be the 1st major walk of its kind in the UK and all walkers will be part of history. It will take place on the 19th July 2014 starting at 8pm.
The overnight walk will be over 5 miles, 10 miles and 25 miles mainly along the Thames Path and cover many of the beautiful sights of London at night including the House of Commons, the London Eye and many more before the walkers finish at just after dawn back at Old Deer Park in Richmond.
The London Eye to Putney - From one of London's newest and most famous landmarks, the London Eye. The path continues past County Hall, past modern offices to Vauxhall. The path then heads "inland" past Battersea Power Station then on through Battersea Park. The path continues from the park past modern apartments towards Wandsworth.There is some more "inland" walking round Wandsworth, then into Wandsworth Park and into Putney.
Barnes Bridge to Teddington - Follow the Thames west from Barnes bridge, on the south bank of the Thames. Takes in the pretty village of Strand-on-the-Green and on through Brentford, Syon Park, Isleworth, St Margarets, Twickenham, Strawberry Hill and Teddington, the tidal limit of the Thames.
Putney to Richmond - This section parallels the route of the famous Oxford v Cambridge boat race from Putney to Chiswick, continuing on to Richmond. The path passes the Wetlands Centre on the left passing under Hammersmith bridge into Barnes, then on to Kew, passing the famous Royal Botanical Gardens on the left, then the Old Deer Park into Richmond.
(For those on the 5 mile and 10 mile walk, a coach will ferry you back to Old Deer Park once, you reach these mile markers.)
Register for the walk
June 17, 2014