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Silver Anniversary of Towpath Trundle

Monday 22 May

Almost 300 walkers trundled along the towpath at the 25th Towpath Trundle in aid of the Hospice on Sunday 21 May. The weather stayed dry as young and old took part in the sponsored walk along the southern banks of the River Thames.  Setting off at 11am from both Sadlers Ride in West Molesey and Walton Bridge, supporters chose to walk either four or eight miles to raise vital funds for the Hospice.

Geeta and Sandeep, who did the walk in fancy dress, have already raised more than £1,300 on their JustGiving page for which we are extremely grateful. We would also like to thank the 1st Hinchley Wood Scout Group and 3rd Molesey (Matravers) Scout Group who donated the use of their marquees for the registration and refreshments tents and also Bentley Brown and Jewson’s of Walton for donating the generator, gas and urns.

Mayor, Rachael Lake, was there to see all the fun at Sadlers Ride with face painting, archery, ride on cars for the little ones and magician, Terry Lambert plus the 3rd Molesey (Matravers) Scout & Guide band and also the Oatlands Park Pipe Band who support us every year, not to mention the BBQ run by our very own chefs, Allan and David.

Jane Formby MBE, Trustee and long standing Friend of the Hospice said, “It is wonderful to see this event still going strong for the 25th year running.  We have always felt it important to run an event which is easily accessible to everyone of any age or athletic ability. Many people come every year to join in the fun and to remember someone they have loved and lost.  All funds raised help us to continue providing our free care into the future.”