Henfield’s Walk for Olivia


Cagefoot Lane, Sunday 21 October, 2pm

At BN5 we have been aware of the great work of the Brain Tumour Charity since Olivia Pugh, who owns Hamfelds in Henfield High Street, was diagnosed last year. Olivia’s pledge has always been to raise as much awareness and funds for this charity as possible. She told us that she wanted to walk the South Downs Way for the Brain Tumour Charity, but sadly she has become too ill to do this, so we have decided to walk on her behalf to fulfil her wishes. Please join us and show your support to Olivia and the Brain Tumour Charity as they battle this horrible disease.

The Walks

Our idea is to ‘Walk for Olivia’ to show our support, as well as raise awareness and money for this great charity, on Sunday 21st October at 2pm. There will be two community walks running simultaneously:

1 The Twittens Walk

A short loop starting at Stokes Garden in Cagefoot Lane, past the Tanyard Pond, St Peter’s and along Church Street. Then back up the High Street to finish in the Garden Room, Henfield Hall. Pushchair, wheelchair and mobility scooter friendly, suitable for young and old alike.
Approximate distance 1km (2/3 mile) taking around 15 mins.

2 The Cross-Country Walk

A more energetic walk from the same start at Stokes Garden in Cagefoot Lane, through the village and across fields to the Downs Link and along the river bank back into Henfield and finishing at the Garden Room. This requires walking boots or suitable footwear as it may be muddy, depending on the weather. There will be some stiles to climb and the track is uneven and unmade, across fields, in places. There are no water stops so please bring your own drinks if you need them.
It’s around 7km (4.3miles) and will take around 1½-2 hours to walk

What happens next?

There will be tea and homemade cakes afterwards at the Garden Room along with the BP Guild barbeque selling hot-dogs, every penny raised will go to the Brain Tumour Charity. Henfield Joggers are planning to run the cross-country route so if you’re feeling more energetic you are welcome to join them!

Afterwards, head down to The White Hart where there will be a live band, with further fundraising for the Brain Tumour Charity from 5.30pm.

Who can join?

Everyone! This is very much a community walk and everyone is welcome, come along as a group or on your own, all ages are welcome. Please wear red if you can, and bring some money with you for tea, cake, beer and hotdogs afterwards, every penny goes to the Brain Tumour Charity!

How do I raise money?

See the next page for details of how to fundraise. There is no obligation to do so of course.

Which route should I choose?

Please choose the route that suits your health and physical ability. This is a relaxed and informal event, please take responsibility for your own welfare. There are no medical facilities and no water stops until the end of the walk.

Can I bring my dog?

Yes you can. Well behaved dogs are welcome (on leads at all times, and only if your dog is friendly in large groups and with other dogs).

Walk for Olivia: Who is involved?

Lots of local businesses and organisations pledging to walk, sponsor and fundraise. You’ll find sponsor forms and collection boxes in many local shops. If you would like to donate please follow this link: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/walking-for-olivia

The teams so far:

Henfield Joggers | BN5 magazine | The White Hart | Team 777 | Village Care | Henfield Leisure Centre | Henfield Eye Care | Hamfelds | Henfield Free Church | Marcus Grimes | DB Foot Clinic | Cornerweighs | The BP Guild | Taste Deli | HJ Burt | Henfield Flooring | Hawthorn Vets | Pilates Evolved | The Henfield Hub & Haven | Bank House Electric Gates | Henfield Shedders | The Henfield Lions.

Our thanks to Jeremy’s of Henfield for donating sausages for the barbie, Barnards Bakery for donating rolls, Budgens for tea, coffee and milk, Taste Deli for donating cakes, Dark Star for donating beer, and to Stokes for allowing us to use their garden as a ‘start’ point, and the Henfield Hall for the ‘finish’ point. The BP Guild are kindly running the barbeque and we have a group of ladies looking after the tea and cake for us.

Other fundraising events are happening throughout the village in October – including cake sales, a Quiz Night at The George, a raffle organised by Richwards, a Spinathon at Henfield Leisure Centre and Pilates classes. Look out for donation buckets in lots of shops. Henfield Birdwatch are also organising a sponsored birdwatch walk, spotting as many species as they can, earlier in October.

More and more pledges are coming in each day, please let us know if you can join in and help in any way. If you can bake us a cake we’d love to hear from you!

Can I help fundraise?

If you would like to fundraise please email emma@bn5magazine.co.uk and we will create a Just Giving team for you. You will get a Brain Tumour Charity t-shirt to wear (just let us know the size you’d like) and a medal at the end of the walk.

However, there is no obligation to fundraise, you can just turn up and Walk for Olivia on the day.

To make a donation, please follow this link:

FinallyCome and have fun!

We hope to see you on Sunday, 21st October from 2pm for a lovely, autumnal walk in the Henfield countryside, to support Olivia and the Brain Tumour Charity in their fight against this cruel disease. Thank you for your support.

Emma Osman

Walk for Olivia sponsor form

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