Because of the hot weather on Saturday, with temperatures reaching 31 degrees, we don't feel it would be safe to complete the full 25k walk to St Pauls Cathedral.
We know there may be some disappointment, especially for those who have been looking forward to this for some time (we are too!). But we prioritise safety above everything else and want to make sure everyone is protected.
Thank you for your understanding.
We will still be meeting at 10am at St Barnabas Church.
From there we will walk together to Strawberry Vale (~40 mins) where we will get to see the estate Hope North London is based and hear some more about what we do. You'll also be treated to fresh drinks, snacks and ice lollies!
We will then head through the Grange estate (another community Hope North London is working on) and on towards Parliment Hill (~1.5 hours) through mostly shaded areas. Here, we will be able to see our original destination(!) and eat our packed lunches together.
To finish, we are offering free rides back to St Barnabas Church in the Hope North London minibus!
Please make sure you bring a water bottle, slather yourself in suncream, and wear a hat.
We will have first aiders, first aid kits, blister plasters and extra water.
Join our Walk for Hope on Saturday 9 September
Join us for the Walk for Hope, a 25km sponsored walk aimed at raising awareness and funds for Hope North London.
The event will take place on Saturday 9 September 2023 at 10:00am. We will be starting from St Barnabas Church, following a scenic route through the city's green spaces, and finishing at St Pauls Cathedral.
This is a great opportunity to come together and show support for those who are in need. The walk is open to everyone and is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Whether you're a seasoned walker or just looking for a fun day out, we welcome you to join us.
What happens if I can't finish the route?That's okay! Just get as far as you can manage. You can take the bus or tube the rest of the way and join us at St Pauls Cathedral at 4.30pm.
What should I bring with me?We suggest you bring the following: a packed lunch, snacks, a bottle of water, a raincoat (hopefully you won't need it!), and an Oyster/bank card (to get home!). Don't forget to wear good walking shoes!
I have mobility issues. Can I still join in?Yes! The full route has two rest stops, the second of which is at St James Park. This last leg of the journey is fully accessible.
Have you got a route planned?Yes! We have used plotaroute.com to plan the route. You will recieve an email with the link and instructions.
I have young children. Can we come as a family?Yes! You know your family's ability best, so feel free to do what's right for you! We suggest those with very young children might want to start from the second Rest Point located at St James Park.
Who can I get to sponsor me?The short answer is anyone and everyone! As well as asking your family, friends and colleagues to sponsor you, you may also be able to approach the organisation you work for and ask them to match-fund a portion of what you raise! We'd encourage you ask your sponso share it with their networks too!
Can I stop for a rest on the way?Absolutely! We have two official Rest Points along the way, but we have also marked out various cafes and toilets on the route.