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Morecambe Bay Walk

Morecambe Bay Walk

Join us on a spectacular walk led by the Queen’s Guide over Sands, Michael Wilson, for an unforgettable 7/8 mile walk across the UKs largest expanse of sand and tidal mudflats, so it's no ordinary walk. 

The walk is on varied terrain including sections of sand, shingle, pebbles, rock and salt marsh. The last part of the walk over the salt marsh involves crossing gullies, these can be quite wide and slippery. This challenging walk takes about four hours depending on the route. The walk involves crossing two river channels which are cold and sometimes fast flowing, the height of the river is usually between knee and thigh deep.

The details:

Saturday 25th June 2022

2:20pm - arrive for check in

3:20pm - depart for the walk

The walk takes around 3-4 hours

Meeting point: The Promenade, Arnside, Carnforth LA5 0HA

We will assemble on the lower promenade, down from the steps from the clock tower at Arnside.

Finishing point: The Promenade, Grange-over-Sands LA11 7DS

The walk ends between Kents Bank and Grange on the Promenade.

What are the costs?

Registration is £10 - This includes your place on the walk, a certificate and a Backup North West t-shirt

Sponsorship: £75 minimum

This year is our 30th Birthday! In honour of this we have set the fundraising target at £3,000. Every penny that we raise goes directly to funding essential items for our young people such as food, clothing, college equipment, electricity, therapy sessions, social activities and outings.  All this is important in forging positive outcomes for our young people who have faced many challenges in their life.

 

25 June 2022
Arnside Promenade, Carnforth

Who can take part:

All walkers must be reasonably fit and able to walk 10 miles. There are some sections that are slippery and tricky to manoeuvre so walkers need to be agile enough to get across.

Parents should assess whether the walk is suitable for their children. It is advisable that the walk is not suitable for children under eleven years old unless they are used to reasonably strenuous walks and able to negotiate the river channels. The walk is difficult and it may be tough to carry children if they become tired.

Under 16’s should be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Dogs are allowed for a fee of £1 paid on the day.

Once you have booked your place you will receive a welcome pack with all the information and advice you need.

Contact Lucy or Maria at fundraising@backup-charity.org.uk or call 01204 520183 for more information.

Tickets:
£10

Per Person

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What We Do!

BACKUP provide multiple services across Bolton to young people aged 16-25 years who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness. Read here about all the supported accommodation which includes emergency housing, temporary accommodation, short and medium stay supported housing. Also the non accommodation based support work that focusses on mental health, employment support and much more.

Young people can live in more than one Backup service as they make progress and develop more independence prior to moving on completely. The different services are designed to meet various levels and ranges of needs.

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This year
we accomodated

194
young people

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Every year Backup delivers multiple events for fundraising. Each one is designed to raise awareness and much needed money to support young people who are homeless. Annually we have our core events; Gala Ball, Golf Day and Ladies Lunch. We also have other events that are different each year so that we can have a wider appeal to all.

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