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Sponsored Walk

March 19, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

It’s that time of year again,
so dig out your walking shoes!

Lots of Odd Socks Walk Sunday 19th March 2017

Please note, even if you are not attending speech camp, or do not wish to be involved in sponsorship activities, you are most welcome to join us on the walk, as it is a fantastic opportunity for all of us in the East Berkshire DS Association to get together and have some fun outdoors.

We are planning a repeat of the hugely successful (and enjoyable) 6K sponsored walk by the children (and parents, siblings, friends and Uncle Tom Cobley and all!) through a part of the Great Park around the Copper Horse.
The plan for walk on the 19th March is to assemble at 9.15am at the Bishopsgate entrance of The Great Park, with a prompt 9.30 start. This year “World Down’s Syndrome Day” falls on the 21st and the walk will again coincide with the DSA’s awareness week of the 20th’-26th March.
Please do not be put off by the 6Km distance as, last year, we had children in buggies and, if any of the younger walkers started to tire, there are always plenty of shoulders too, especially as, this year, we should have some additional help from the strapping lads of the ‘Windsor Boys School’, whom have chosen EBDSSG as their charity of the year.
All the children finished the 6k and, apart from a huge sense of achievement for both children and parents alike, everyone liked seeing themselves in the local paper … and we haven’t even mentioned Magic Mark; who knows what he’ll turn up with this year – unicycle, stilts or something equally CRAZY!.
Please email me cathy.unger@mikkom.com with your family name and numbers and age of children attending, or any friends. (so we don’t leave anyone behind)
Important Details
Everyone is to meet at the ‘Bishopsgate’ entrance of The Great Park by 9.30am. (finish around 12.00) beside The Fox and Hounds Pub on Bishopsgate Road, Egham, Surrey TW20 0XU (Google maps https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.4391749,-0.592053,17z). There is parking by the gate.
• We are planning to do a loop around the Copper Horse, total distance around 6k
• Please bring a snack as, like last year, we will plan to stop at the Copper Horse, weather permitting. (photo opportunity!)
• Maybe some of your or your children’s friends would like to join too.
• This year people are celebrating by wearing odd socks. You can wear your own odd socks or order pairs at £3.60 or limited pairs at £2.50. from www.downs-syndrome.org.uk. 9T- shirts are an option as well.
• A just giving page has also been set up, a brilliant way to spread the word with families, friends and work colleagues: https://mydonate.bt.com/events/ebdssg-bigstep
• There is an optional sponsorship form if your child wants to ask friends or family to sponsor them.


March 19, 2017
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Bishopsgate Entrance
Great Park
Windsor, TW20 0XU United Kingdom
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