Step out with rock and roll star at charity walk

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WHWalk web2You could join singer Marty Wilde at the Welwyn-Hatfield 2018 Rotary Walk and Run (WHWalk) that is organised by the Rotary Clubs of Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield. This year four charities, including Carers in Hertfordshire, are benefiting from fundraising at the event.

The walk takes place on Sunday 29th April 2018 and there are various distances of 2, 6 or 11 miles that take in attractive countryside and woodlands. The 2 mile route is for youngsters, the less mobile and people in wheelchairs.

Local resident Marty, from Tewin, took a break from his Solid Gold Rock ‘n’ Roll 60th Anniversary Tour, to join Rotarians and charity representatives for a photo shoot to launch the walk on Tuesday 30th January.

Marty, whose hits include Teenager in Love and Rubber Ball, said: “I’ve had it lucky and so it’s a natural thing to want to do something for the community. Supporting the walk is my way of giving back to the community and charities involved.”

Tim Napper, our Finance and Support Services Manager, said: “The WHWalk is a great opportunity to bring individuals, friends and family together to enjoy some exercise in a picturesque location. The backing from the community and groups such as Welwyn and Hatfield Rotary Clubs is so important to us as the money raised goes towards our work identifying Hertfordshire’s hidden unpaid carers and providing free advice and support when they need it.”

There are at least 109,000 carers in Hertfordshire and just over 27,000 carers are known to Carers in Hertfordshire. The charity supports them by providing free courses and local support groups, mentoring, information and more.

If you wish to join in the WHWalk places are £10 and the money raised will be shared between the charities and Rotary Clubs.

The routes are circular and start and finish at Campus West Car Park in Welwyn Garden City. The longer distances go through Sherrardswood, Ayots, Shaw’s Corner and the Brocket Estate.

Rotarian John Hopley said: “The Rotary Clubs of Hatfield and Welwyn Garden City have organised a spring charity walk for some 20 years and in that time have raised over £300,000. The walk is timed to coincide with the main flush of Bluebells in our woods. We are delighted to have Carers in Hertfordshire as one of our headline charities and hope that their many followers will support the charity by coming along for a lovely walk.”

If you wish to learn more or register please email or visit
Last modified on Thursday, 08 February 2018 10:03