#charitytuesday: The RidgeWalk

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Sense is a national charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are deafblind.  Founded 60 years ago, it provides tailored support, advice, information and specialist services for people with a combination of both sight and hearing difficulties, as well as people with single-sensory impairment and additional needs.

A unique challenge

Now in its seventh year, the RidgeWalk is a tough trek along the oldest road in Britain – the Ridgeway.  Walking the long-distance trackway across Oxfordshire and Wiltshire offers a rewarding and testing journey to those who take it on.

Previous trekkers have said they found it pushed them more than running a marathon, so if you are looking for a new challenge – it could be for you!

With you every step of the way

The RidgeWalk is Sense’s own event, and trekkers are supported throughout by its dedicated events team.  Free hot meals are provided en route, with regular checkpoints for drinks and snacks, and medics, marshals and pace walkers making sure everyone is doing well.  As well as the satisfaction of completing the journey and being a part of #TeamSense, a finishers medal and t-shirt is on offer for every trekker.

Choose your challenge

If you’d like to take on the RidgeWalk, this year Sense are offering teams of four to six people a choice of one of three routes.

  • Trek 13 miles in 6 hours
  • Trek 26 miles in 12 hours
  • Trek 52 miles in 24 hours

And trail runners can take on the RidgeRun, a fully supported half-marathon run alongside the RidgeWalk.

To find out more and to book your place for just £25 per person, visit the Sense website, call 0300 330 9257 or email events@sense.org.uk and don’t forget to set up your Virgin Money Giving page to raise money for this fantastic charity.

To learn more, watch Sense’s video

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