Step it out this Spring to Support People Experiencing Homelessness

This April, Julian House is calling on members of the public to take on its annual walking challenge – The Circuit of Bath Walk.

The sponsored circular walk, now in its 20th year, takes place Sunday 25th April 2021 and will see participants walking around some of Bath’s most beautiful near countryside, surrounding villages and taking in spectacular spring views across the historic city itself. While the charity is encouraging people take on the full 20-mile route, participants can choose their own distance and start point thanks to the five checkpoints along the route and a free shuttle bus service between each.

Senior Community & Events Fundraiser, Jess Gay said: “The Circuit of Bath is a really important event in our fundraising calendar – especially this year. The sponsorship raised by those taking in the event walk will be used to help fund our vital services, including our hostel and domestic abuse refuge, which have been in high demand during the pandemic and will likely continue to be as lockdown eases.

Due to the success of the walk last September, this year we are holding the event twice on Sunday 25th April and again on Sunday 26th September. This will give our supporters the chance to see Bath in all of its seasonal glory, from the fresh spring flowers to the stunning autumn leaves.”

Self-care coach and Nordic Walking Instructor, Yvonne Bignall took on the challenge last year. She said: “We had so much fun and it really is a beautiful circuit of Bath, places I had never seen before with spectacular views that feed the soul. Not to be missed!”

Watch Yvonne talking about the beauty of the walk here.

Tickets are on sale now. £12 Adult, £6 Child, £25 Family. Dogs are very welcome.

Jess Gay added: “While participant’s entry fee goes towards the cost of organising the walk, every pound and penny they raise through sponsorship goes towards helping us support vulnerable men, women and children in our care. We hope people will aim to raise as much as possible to help us through this extremely challenging time so we can support as many people as possible.

We are very aware of the situation around COVID-19 and will continue to monitor and follow the advice being issued. The safety of the community, participants, staff and volunteers is and always will be our top priority and thanks to the staggered start points and varied start points, social distancing can be followed. We would like to reassure anyone who purchases a ticket to the event that they will have the option of a refund if the event has to be cancelled due to COVID.”

Further details and tickets can be found online at www.circuitofbathwalk.co.uk.

For any other details please get in touch with Community and Events Fundraiser Jess Gay on 07939055432 or jessica.gay@julianhouse.org.uk