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Take Part In PitC Charity Walk

Epic trek from Oxford to Portsmouth in January

15 November 2018

Pompey in the Community

Pompey in the Community (PitC) have recently completed one epic challenge, with the successful cycle to AFC Wimbledon last month.

But they are now planning their next fundraising adventure and have decided to raise the bar once more.

The charitable arm of the football club will be undertaking the ‘Heaven’s Light Our Guide’ walk on January 19 – and it sure to test the limits.

Participants will trek back to Fratton Park from the Kassam Stadium immediately after the Blues’ League One match at Oxford.

The group of dedicated walkers will set off into the night and complete an 80-mile journey to raise awareness and much-needed funds for the Life and Chimes project.

This is delivered by PitC’s dedicated staff to support people who are living with – or caring for someone who suffers from – dementia or Alzheimer’s.

More than 850,000 people in the UK alone are thought to have the condition and at this moment in time, there is no cure.

"The walk is sure to test the limits of all those involved."

Clare Martin

Life and Chimes – which runs on a Wednesday – provides people with an outlet in which they can share, socialise and participate in opportunities that otherwise might not be available to them. But the programme needs support so PitC can continue to operate it.

For just a £20 sign-up fee, walkers will receive their very own Pompey-branded hi-vis jacket, walking guides and training advice. There will also be ‘walker meets’, where fundraisers can meet their fellow walking buddies.

Spaces are limited, so interested parties are encouraged to sign-up early. The closing date for entries is December 10.

Fundraisers are encouraged to raise a minimum of £300 in sponsorship (or as close as possible), with the money generated going directly into the programme.

PitC CEO Clare Martin said: “The walk, which is expected to take more than 24 hours to complete, is sure to test the limits of all those involved, but it seems a small sacrifice compared to the bigger impact it can create as a result.

“We would love people to get involved in this initiative, as we feel it will only strengthen the bond that the people of Portsmouth have for their city and their fellow Pompey fans within it.”

If you want to take part in the challenge, please click here or call (023) 9272 8899 (option one) during office hours.

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