UK event update

We are now over half way in our UK event season and we thought you’d like to know the latest from our recent events.  We still have Just Bike, Oxfam Trail Trekker Ireland and Maggies Night hike all up and coming so we can’t quite relax just yet.  We have jotted down some feedback from the two Barclays events in Manchester and London raising funds for UNICEF and the Capgemini Wild Challenge for the Prince’s Trust.

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Comments From Just Walk 2009

We had such a fantastic time at the weekend on Just Walk here are just a few of the comments trickling in:

To date our walkers have raised £9868 so should get to the £10K mark which we are absolutely thrilled about.They all had a great day and some looked very happy by the photos, ending up in a most acceptable pub congratulating themselves on their efforts.  Caroline Brookes at TreeHouse charity

Every one of the Just Walk Team made me feel special all through the event – it was as though I was the only person that mattered to them.  Stevie Parker

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2009 Just Walk a huge success | limited time only 10% off all registration fees

Saturday saw the third successful Just Walk  take place in the South Downs, West Sussex.  The one-day walking challenge saw over 700 people walking 10, 20, 40 or 60 kilometres fundraise for a charity of choice.

The event was opened by Olympic medal winner and keen athlete, Acer Nethercott.  Acer said, “Just Walk is a wonderful event. It’s fabulous to see so many people out in the open air, raising funds for their chosen charity. I hope to take part myself next year!”

Across the Divide began Just Walk as a result of continued requests from charities wanting to get involved in fundraising walks, but unable to invest time and money into their own events. To date, Just Walk has raised over £1 million for over 200 charities.

Gemma Phillips, UK Events Co-ordinator at Across the Divide says, “The event was a great success. It was our biggest year yet with a fantastic turn out on a beautiful day. The walk was tough in places but we had some very happy walkers crossing the finish line. Here’s to Just Walk 2010.”

 The next Just Walk event will be taking place on 15 May 2010 and for a limited time only we are offering 10% off all registrations fees – so join us now.

Just Walk this weekend our biggest year yet…

Just Walk takes place on Saturday – it’s our third and biggest year yet with over 800 walkers signed up, which is more than years one and two put together.

You can raise funds for the charity of your choice on this fundraising walk and to date we have had over 300 charities involved raising over £700,000 for worthy causes.

Watch this space Just Walk 2010 launched on Monday 11th May.

NEW OPEN EVENTS 2009/2010

Euro Cities Bike Ride-London-Amsterdam-Brussels 18-22 June 2009 & 17-21 June 2010. Visiting three of Europe’s most vibrant cities this is a tough challenge but what an achievement and experience you will have!
London to Paris Bike Ride 24-28 June 2009 & 23-27 June 2010. This is a classic journey with a unique and challenging way to experience both rural and urban sides of England and France.
Little Tibet, Ladakh Himalayan Challenge 18-29 June 2010. A stunning trek through the magical Buddhist kingdom of Ladakh, passing charming local villages and monasteries offering magnificent views of the Himalayas.
Mount Toubkal, Morocco 1-6 October 2010. A five day challenge with amazing views of the Sahara and Marrakech. Mount Toubkal is North Africa’s highest mountain, so there is a real sense of achievement as you reach the top.
Just Bike The same principle as Just Walk, cycle for the charity of your choice. Three distances to choose from so there is something for everyone.  Registrar your interest for Just Bike.

NEW Open Events 2009/2010

Euro Cities Bike Ride-London-Amsterdam-Brussels 18-22 June 2009 & 17-21 June 2010. Visiting three of Europe’s most vibrant cities this is a tough challenge but what an achievement and experience you will have!
London to Paris Bike Ride 24-28 June 2009 & 23-27 June 2010. This is a classic journey with a unique and challenging way to experience both rural and urban sides of England and France.
Little Tibet, Ladakh Himalayan Challenge 18-29 June 2010. A stunning trek through the magical Buddhist kingdom of Ladakh, passing charming local villages and monasteries offering magnificent views of the Himalayas.
Mount Toubkal, Morocco 1-6 October 2010. A five day

challenge with amazing views of the Sahara and Marrakech. Mount Toubkal is North Africa’s highest mountain, so there is a real sense of achievement as you reach the top.
Just Bike The same principle as Just Walk, cycle for the charity of your choice. Three distances to choose from so there is something for everyone. Dates soon to be announced….! Registrar your interest for Just Bike with Gemma@acrossthedivide.com

Charity Walk in Sussex | Just Walk Two

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The Big Walk for Charity in the South

We are here at last in 2008 and the year of Just Walk Two. An exciting sponsored walking event for anyone wanting to fund-raise for the charity of their choice. This fund-raising challenge is open to anyone who is keen to get their walking boots on and hike for charity on England’s South Downs, on Saturday 10th May. It aims to give the maximum benefit to charities, allowing those not able to invest into their own event, an opportunity for their supporters to take part in a fund-raising challenge.

2007 was a huge success for our first year:

• Charities | We had over 80 charities involved
• Walkers | Over 300 walkers took part
• Distance | 9,000km was the total distance walked
• ££££ raised | Average amount each walker raised £1,100
• ££££ raised | And helped to raise over £300,000 for charities and worthy causes

In 2008 we have made a couple of changes. The NEW Corporate Team Challenge Cup allows teams the opportunity to compete against other corporate groups on the 60km walk, to win the Corporate Team Cup. Plus instead of a 15km walk we have a 20km walk as well as the usual 60km – further details can be found on the website http://www.just-walk.co.uk

So the date for your diary is Saturday 10th May 2008 and be part of something fantastic.

Contact:  Gemma Philips 

For more information visit www.just-walk.co.uk or call us on 01460 30456

 Just Walk is organised by Across the Divide Expeditions

Across the Divide is all about social change whether this is via its raft of international charity expeditions, its well respected UK event management or its CSR solutions – its has facilitated the raising over £28 million over the past decade.   Its has in the meantime built up an enviable reputation for the thoroughness of its planning and the safety of its events.   ATD operates has a global reach with projects partners spread across the UK as well as across the globe.   Company website.