Cambridge Walk 2014

Sunday 5 October : Milton Country Park, Cambridge

 

This year's Cambridge Walk is in Milton Country Park, just north of Cambridge. For more information about the park and how to find it, visit their website

You can also follow the Cambridge Oxfam Walk on Facebook or Twitter.

Check-in opens at 8am and all walkers will need to be finished by 5pm.

Entry costs just £8 per adult if you register online, and children are free. Entry is £15 on the day of the walk.

Register for this year's event 

If you want to register as a team, you can download a registration form.

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Choose your route

From a family-friendly 3 miles to a challenging 22 miles with intermediate options of 9 or 15 miles, there's something for everyone - there'll even be extra activities for children along the 3 mile route! The longer walks provide pleasant riverside rambles, and all routes finish back at Milton Country Park. Refreshments will be on sale at the cafe in Milton Country Park, and at the walk checkpoints. So whether you're looking for an invigorating hike or a pleasant autumn stroll, put Sunday 5 October in your diary now and tell all your friends about the Cambridge Oxfam Walk!

Route map (179KB, PDF)

Walk timetable

7.30am First bus from Cambridge Drummer Street to Milton Country Park 

8.00am Start desks open 

9.00am Latest start for 22-mile walk 

11.00am Latest start for 15-mile walk 

1.00pm Latest start for 9-mile walk 

3.00pm Latest start for 3-mile walk 

5.00pm Finish desks close, walk ends 

5.30pm Last bus back to Drummer Street 

Last year's walk

Last year over 400 of you turned our to walk for Oxfam at Chilford Hall raising over £13,000 for Oxfam's humanitarian relief work. At any given time our teams are responding to an average of 25 emergencies worldwide. Money from the Cambridge Oxfam Walk was vital when Typhoon Haiyan caused devastation for thousands in the Philippines.

You helped to help people rebuild their lives. People like fish saleswoman Imelda Esgana whose house, boat and fishing equipment were all destroyed in the disaster. Oxfam's cash-for-work and boat rebuilding programme on Bantayan Island, Northern Cebu helped Imelda rebuild her house and restart her business to support her 5 children.

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"My heartfelt thanks to Oxfam. I am so glad we have received support. Thank you to the donors. Thank you." - Imelda Esgana

Credit: Tessa Bunney

Fundraise

Walkers are asked to raise at least £50 in sponsorship. If every walker achieves this we'll raise over £30,000 for Oxfam's humanitarian work! Here are some tips to get you started:

Set up an online fundraising page 
Set up your personal Oxfam online fundraising page at fundraiseforoxfam.everydayhero.com - this is the quickest for you and most cost effective for Oxfam so just enter your details, how much you hope to raise, and send the link to your family and friends, and add it to the bottom of your emails. You can even add a photo and updates on your training and fundraising to brighten up your page and entice people to give.

Sponsorship form
If you prefer the old-fashioned method, you can download a sponsorship form to print and pass to your friends and family.

Matched giving
Ask the company you work for if they have a matched giving scheme. If they do, ask if they would be prepared to match the money you raise pound for pound and you could double your sponsorship! If they don't, ask them if they'd be interested in setting one up.

More fundraising tips

Paying in sponsorship

The deadline for all sponsorship is 1 December. 

How to pay in money

Downloads

Route map (179KB, PDF)

Small poster to download (74KB, JPG)

Contact us

For all general enquiries about the Cambridge Walk:

Phone us on -
0300 200 1300

...or email us.

Meet other walkers

How you are helping

When it comes to running a huge world-changing operation, we make every penny count.

The impact of our work