CSF Walk for Life
CSF Walk for Life
In September, all across the country, members and friends of Cancer Support France will be taking part in a range of sponsored activities. The money raised will help to fund their valuable work in supporting English-speaking people affected by cancer.
In France the statistics are telling: 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer before their 85th birthday. However, because of dedicated specialists, groups and individuals, over 60% will be cured!
The more money we can raise, the more people we can help.
In the PO this will be a morning of activities (and picnics) for all, based at Prat de la Farga (not far from the Le Boulou exit of the A9) – the lovely open space at the (Céret end) of the entrance to Maureillas, with ample parking, excellent facilities, including toilets, shaded seating, tables, chairs, bar and kitchen.
There will be 2 sponsored walks. Walk 1 of around 11 kilometres and Walk 2, a shorter stroll, along flat lanes, of approximately 5km. Dogs on leads will be welcome to walk with their owners.
Also on offer will be a (friendly) pétanque tournament, a gentle stroll along the riverside, or give your muscles a workout on the new outdoor fitness circuit. Or just come and support the walkers and players, enjoy your picnic, a cook-your-own sausages BBQ, and the festive (sometimes musical) ambiance.
On site there will be a bar with modestly priced wine, beer, soft drinks, tea, coffee and water, plus home-made cakes and quiche. Also an information point for other activities and associations, stands with paperback books, bric-a-brac, Win a Bottle and CSF items.
Cancer isn’t fun, but beating cancer can be!
2020 programme coming soon
Here is the 2019 info as a guide…
Walks – 5€ registration fee – includes water bottle and refreshment at half way point on Walk 1.
Walk 1/. 11 kilometres – Start at 9.30 am with a walk leader and sweeper. This route has a height gain/loss of around 220 metres. Participants are asked to wear appropriate footwear for hiking and consider taking walking poles.
Walk 2/. 5 kilometres – Start at 10.30 a.m. Mainly on flat land. 1 hour approx. with a walk leader and others supporting.
Dogs on leads welcome.
All participants should have insurance cover either as members of an association such as FFRandonnée, or via their personal insurance cover.
Petanque – 5€ registration fee
Lunch – a plate will be available including 2 sausages, slice of quiche, slice of cake with a drink of choice (glass of wine, beer or soft drink) for €10. Please pre-order. To reserve your place, lunch plate and/or your t-shirt, please email Penny on firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Bring the completed forms with payment on the day.
Fund Raising We would like you to raise funds for this fantastic charity, but it is not obligatory. Registration fees will be shared equally between Cancer Support France Sud de France and
La Ligue contre le Cancer. Other monies raised will support Cancer Support France.
Activity for Life is primarily about having fun and raising awareness of the Association and the support available to cancer sufferers and their families. If you or your friends would like to make a donation or raise sponsorship Cancer Support France can be found on here or use the printed form provided.
Raise funds for Cancer Support France, and La Ligue Contre Le Cancer
If you would like to do either of the sponsored walks, play pétanque, or help in any way as a volunteer, please email Penny Parkinson on email@example.com and she will send you more information.
Help will be needed with the cake sale, bar, tea & coffee making and BBQ, or donate a bottle for the Win a Bottle stall.