20th January 2020

Bath Rugby Walk 2020

Rugby fans with a fondness for trekking are coming together for an eight mile walk along the Kennet and Avon Canal towpath.

The walk, which takes place on 7 March 2020, raises funds for Dorothy House Hospice Care and Bath Rugby Foundation and attracted more than 550 walkers last year.

As headline sponsor of the Bath Rugby Walk for a number of years, Thrings is pleased to once again support this great event.

Walkers are to set off from Dorothy House in Winsley at 11am, finishing at the Bath Recreation Ground, the home of Bath Rugby, after a short detour for refreshments.

Once at the Rec, walkers will be treated to a drink and a pie while watching the Six Nations action together, with Ireland v Italy kicking off at 2:15pm and England V Wales at 4:45pm.

Bath Rugby Walk is open to everyone. Men and women aged 12 years and over are invited to take part and help raise vital funds for the local causes.

Emily Knight, event fundraiser at Dorothy House Hospice Care said: "We're looking forward to a big turnout for this year's Bath Rugby Walk, which is always an important fundraiser for both charities."

Halena Coury, head of fundraising at Bath Rugby Foundation, said: “The Bath Rugby Walk is always a highlight of our year, seeing so many people walking along the canal path in great spirits.

"The money raised by walkers makes a huge difference to the lives of young people in Bath, many of whom have had the toughest start to life.

"The fact that this money is raised by people having a lovely time – with a bit of light exercise thrown in, is a bonus.”

Managing partner at Thrings, Simon Holdsworth, said: “The Bath Rugby Walk always attracts a great following and the well-loved charities it supports do a great job of changing the lives of so many in our community while, at the same time, getting people together to walk and talk.

“And, of course, there is always the end goal of a well-deserved pie and pint at the Rec. As long-time supporters of the walk, we look forward to this event and, once again, will be fielding a team to join the throng.”

Entry is £25 for men and women aged 18 and over. For children aged 12-17, and students, the cost is £17.50.

To sign up for the sponsored Bath Rugby Walk, visit: www.bathrugbyfoundation.com/Event/bath-rugby-walk-2020

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