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CSF Walk for Life


9th September

Dear Everyone,

I am writing to you all today as the 2021 Edition of our Activity for Life is taking place on Thursday 9th September.  You have all participated in some way in the past, either by walking one of the walks, playing petanque or simply coming along to join us.

The continuing covid situation this year has made it difficult to confirm arrangements much in advance.  We are now in the process of finalising these with the Mairie of Maureillas and I wanted to let you know as soon as possible that the Activity for Life is indeed ON!

I can tell you that, as every year, we have two walks planned.  The longer one, of 8 kms, taking around 2.5 hours and climbs above Maureillas with some lovely views.  The shorter one, around 1.5 hours, follows a similar route to previous years, again with lovely views, and is essentially flat.

There will be petanque for those who wish for something less energetic.    Coffee and tea will be available from 9am and cakes and savouries for lunch to supplement your picnics.  And, of course, wine, beer and soft drinks.
There will be pre-loved books and CSF goods for sale as well as a lucky-dip stall.  We are very lucky to again have 2 Partout providing the music over lunch.

We will be sending out more detailed information with the registration form very shortly.

In the meantime, could you please let me know if you are interested in participating this year and I will ensure that you are kept up to date.  Please also pass this message on to any friends who may also be interested in taking part.

Many thanks and hoping to see you in a few weeks.

Penny

Penelope Parkinson
Secretary
CSF Sud de France
Caze d’en Roque Jalaire
66300 Caixas
04 68 38 81 28

www.cancersupportfrance.org

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!

Click the image to be taken to the Ligue contre le Cancer website

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!

2021 programme coming soon

Here’s how it looked in 2020…

Walks – 5€ registration fee – includes water bottle and refreshment at half way point on Walk 1.

Walk 1 – just under 11 kilometres – It is a circular walk to the Dolmen and will set off from Prat de la Farga at 9.30am.  For the most part the paths are broad and there is plenty of shade.

Walk 2 – 6 kilometres – Starting at 10.30am, this is a pleasurable stroll, almost entirely on flat land, also with plenty of shade.

Dogs on leads welcome.

Lunch – We will have drinks and pre-packed cakes and savouries for sale, but due to Covid restrictions, we are not able to prepare food at the venue.   We are delighted that there will be a musical ambiance over lunch so please bring your own picnic, find a shady spot (suitably distanced!) and enjoy.

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

Fund Raising – There will be a Bottle Stall, as well as CSF cards, pre-loved books and other items for sale.

Do come and join us and any donations to the Bottle Stall will be very welcome.

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!

If you or your friends would like to make a donation or help in any other way, please contact Penny on sud-penny@cancersupportfrance.org

Details

Date:
9th September
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Organiser

CSF
Phone:
04 68 82 90 49.

Venue

Prat de Farga
Maureillas, 66480 + Google Map