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CANCELLED: CSF Walk for Life
The 2023 CSF Walk for Life has been cancelled.
The Mairie requested that we share the venue for the day with another event of 100 participants. We reluctantly decided that this would not be feasible. We will be back bigger and better next year!
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 P-O, this will be a day 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 sponsored walks (details TBC) and 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!
2023 programme TBC
Here’s how it looked last year…
Walks – 5€ registration fee – includes water bottle for both walks and refreshment at half way point on the longer walk. Dogs on leads welcome.
Registration for walk 1 opens at 9am.
Registration for walk 2 opens at 9.45am.
|All participants should have insurance cover either as members of an association such as FFRandonnée, or via their personal insurance cover.|
Walk 1 – 8.5km (2h30) – start at 9.30am. Hight gain/loss of approx. 400m. Guided by a walk leader and supported by sweepers. Please wear appropirate footwear for hiking and consider bringing walking poles.
Walk 2 – 4.5km (1h30) – start at 10.30am. Mostly on flat land. Guided by a walk leader and others supporting.
Lunch – We will have drinks and pre-packed cakes and small savouries for sale. We are delighted that there will be a musical ambiance provided by Maurice and Rosie over lunch so please bring your own picnic, find a shady spot (suitably distanced!) and enjoy the jazz sax and piano.
Petanque – 5€ per player, organised as required.
Other activities: tea, coffee and cake will be available from 9am onwards. There will also be a great selection of pre-loved books and DVDs as well as the tombola and other CSF items for sale.
Raise funds for Cancer Support France, and La Ligue Contre Le Cancer
Activity for Life is primarily about having fun and raising awareness of the Association and the support available to cancer sufferers and their families, and it’s never too early to get involved!
For any queries, contact Penny : firstname.lastname@example.org or on the day, on 06 66 59 84 52.