Walkers and runners get ready for Helen Rollason Cancer Charity’s Rural Ramble!

Helen Rollason Cancer Charity is asking you to put your best walking boot or running trainer forward by taking part in our Rural Ramble charity walk or trail run on Saturday 29th April 2023.

This is a unique opportunity to enjoy a beautiful explore around the Essex countryside and The Forgotten Gardens of Easton Lodge, just outside Great Dunmow. There are four walking distances options for participants to choose from; 10 mile walk, 6 mile, 4 mile or a 1 mile walk family trail as well as a 10 mile and 6 mile trail run. Whichever route you choose, this promises to be an enjoyable day out for all the family and all distances end with a garden visit and delicious cream tea, registration costs include free entry into the gardens.

Last year collectively over 500 supporters joined us. Participants were full of praise for the event.

 “I would just like to say thank you for organising a great Rural Ramble. My husband, children, dogs, and I completed the 10 mile ramble. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, the organisation, the route and the tea afterwards.”

“Wow, what a stunning location for a trail run unlike any other locally, a great price with a scrummy cream tea included! Perfect!”

The gardens which are entirely maintained by volunteers, comprise of a walled kitchen garden dating back to the 18th century, a wild flowers area for the bees, formal gardens, beautiful carpets of snowdrops in February and expansive colourful displays of flowers in Spring and Summer.

Helen Rollason Cancer Charity Nikki Southgate Events Fundraiser said added:

“We are all incredibly excited to be hosting our Rural Ramble in partnership with The Forgotten Gardens of Easton Lodge. We already have lots of people signed up and looking forward to a wonderful day out – we are keeping our fingers crossed for sunny skies and warm Spring weather! All funds raised will enable us to continue supporting those living with cancer.”

Adults and children can take part but as most of the route is off-road it is not suitable for buggies or wheelchairs. All entrants aged 16 years or under must be accompanied by an adult. Well behaved dogs are welcome both on the walks and on a lead in the gardens. Limited places available so please sign up early to avoid disappointment.

Do not delay; book your place today! Call the Fundraising Office on 01245 380719 or visit www.helenrollason.org.uk

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