Walk and raise money for YOUR chosen charity. 


A Note from the Chairman of Walk the Test Way, which took place on Sunday October 12th 2014.


What a fabulous day we had!

I have been involved with this Walk for the last 11 years, this year there were 701 of you who were actually out there walking, a record number of Walkers by a long way and we want yet more of you next year.

From our perspective we had a reasonably easy time, as nothing went badly wrong, the Ambulances, had virtually nothing to do.

I am pleased to say there were extremely few walkers who did not complete their chosen task, and we were able to account for you all at the finish in the Park!


It was you the Walkers who gave us the easy time, you arrived on time to register, that allowed the buses to leave on time and you entered into the spirit of the event.

There was a lot of fun and fellowship out there and I personally saw many of you on the Marathon Walk several times, I too enjoyed thoroughly the friendly banter.

You can see photographs of previous walks, and submit your photographs of this years walk to the web site by clicking on the gallery tab.

To date we have not had a single complaint, but a “tremendous number of thanks” We are always pleased to hear from you about what you thought of the day, even if it is a helpful suggestion as how we could look to improve what we deliver.

For your part please let us have your hard earned sponsorship soonest so we can get monies to the Charities you have told us you wish to support.

To date we are very excited about the monies we are seeing flooding in, but afraid will have no hard data of a final total for several weeks as yet, but will update the web site with cash raised for individual charities as soon as we can.

More than anything else you will want to put the date in your diaries for next years WALK and it is Sunday October 11th 2015.

See you next year and finally thank you so much for your support, it is you the Walkers who make it all worthwhile.


Greg Hall

Chairman Walk the Test Way

Rotary Club of Romsey Test



SPONSORSHIP


We are very pleased with the level of timely Sponsorship you are sending in to us, and want to make an interim distribution where sufficient cash has been received in the next 3/4 weeks to your chosen charity.


Therefore could you please make a special effort to send in yours if it is still outstanding - as Email chasers are going out now!


Many thanks


Walk Treasurer 






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In 2014 we had 701 walkers walking for YOUR Charities - Many Congratulations!


You can click on the following link to FotoGems Photographers of Romsey - in addition to the Gallery tab, where there are many photographs of the event!

http://www.fotogems.com/CLIENTAREA.aspx


What you have said about the 2014 walk:

“Just a note to say well done on the organisation of today's walk, you had left no stone unturned so it was all timed and sorted to perfection.

I know it must take a lot of hard work so thanks for your time and effort.”

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“Thank you for all your help over the recent weeks it was very much appreciated and  allowed me to keep my walkers on track.

Please pass on my thanks to all the Rotary volunteers who worked tirelessly to set up an extremely well organised day, from registration to medals proved to be seamless and even.

When I walked in 2011 I thought then that there couldn’t be any betterment, but you have continued to make improvements.

For what my input is worth I would like to say that it was a brilliant idea to cut out Squab Wood, that was a very difficult part of the course and after all the stiles with aching legs too dangerous for the walkers, so it was good news that this wasn’t part of the walk this year and may be next?

Maybe next year we will walk further - 11 miles in 3hours and 20 minutes is a fair time!”

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“Many thanks for the walk today, it was our first year attending and we did the full distance.

It was a very long day, but we met some lovely people, including the Mayoress for Test Valley.


Everyone was so friendly and the route was incredibly well marshalled”.


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 “A brilliant day - Thank you for all the hard work, which I know must have gone in to make the day possible”.

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“Just a note to thank you for organising the walk yet again.

Greatly appreciated the support given by the Marshalls all along the line, and can only imagine the effort that went into the preparation of the transport, signing, and grand finale.

You even managed to arrange the weather so that the rain held off until I was on the way back to the car!
Well done to you all.”

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“I walked the whole route yesterday and would like to say a big thank you to all involved.

Right from the start from the checking in, transport arrangements, the friendly helpful Marshalls, the signposting, toilet facilities, water always available, the reassuring presence of St Johns Ambulance, the finishing line all faultless.

Thank you all for giving up your Sunday so that we could enjoy a fantastic day out in the Hampshire countryside.

I hope you raised lots of money for the various charities”

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“Hello there, thank you to all the lovely cheery and cheering Marshalls along the way. I walked on my own and so their smiley faces and happy natures were a pleasure to come across periodically. Thanks again to everyone; I never would have known how much organisation was involved because it all ran so smoothly - well done!”

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Click on the following link to see what was raised for Charities nominated by walkers on the 2013 Walk:


Charity Disbursement Final 2013 Walk



Click on the following link to see how the Rotary Club of Romsey Test Trust Fund proportion of sponsorship was used to support organisations following the 2013 Walk:


Rotary Donations 2013 - 2014



    



Help raise money for your charity by asking your supporters and donors to register for the walk and raise money.


Register for Just Giving and we will distribute 80% to your charity.


No need for you to do any more - let us organize everything else for you!


Five walks of differing distance from 5 to nearly 26 miles along the beautiful Test Way to choose from - fully marshalled and patrolled with St John Ambulance facilities along the entire route in case of any first aid emergencies.

Download a presentation here:

 Walk the Test Way PowerPoint for Charities 2014 .pdf

Walk the Test Way PowerPoint for Charities 2014 .pptx