This past year of Covid has been difficult for everyone but incredibly so for charities who have not been able to fundraise in the normal ways. We just want to do our little bit to try and help.
The Norwich-Paris Challenge
The latest Walking4Norfolk Challenge will commence on Wednesday 12th May in virtual terms at Norwich Cathedral and run until the last team gets to Paris – by combining their totals and walking the full 375 miles ‘virtually’ in their own local area!
The 2021 Challenge asks teams of five to walk ‘virtually’ from Norwich to Notre-Dame, Paris, to get Norfolk walking and raise much-needed funds for their chosen Norfolk charity.
Each member of the team will contribute the daily mileage s/he has walked locally (and legally!) towards accumulating a team total of 375 miles. This will successfully transport their team pin along the route from Norwich Cathedral to the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris! All of this will be featured on the Leaderboard page with the map and rankings table tracking the teams’ daily progress.
Walking4Norfolk’s aim is:
- To raise funds for local Norfolk charities which have of course been hit hard by the pandemic;
- To raise awareness of the amazing work of these charities;
- To encourage our teams to get out into the wonderful Norfolk countryside, explore the local area and broadcast a record of their walks (observing the government regulations in operation at the time);
- To create a great community spirit which will also be reflected in social media and press exposure.
If you have any questions about Walking4Norfolk, please fill out the contact form. You may also wish to visit the About page which gives a history of Walking4Norfolk, and browse through previous challenges since 2018.
About Our Charity
Every year more than 8000 people in Norfolk and Waveney are told the news that they have cancer, and many more are living with the effects every day. Since 1980 Big C has been dedicated to the fight against cancer and today we help the thousands of people affected, across our county, while working to improve future outcomes. Our work focuses on four key areas – supporting people affected by cancer, funding world-class local research into cancer, providing vital medical equipment and facilities in the county’s main hospitals and educating local people about cancer for the future.