From Ian and Diane Millard:
Calling all walkers, cyclists, horseriders and mobility scooterists! Saturday 10th September is this year’s Ride+Stride event, an excellent opportunity to walk, cycle, ride a horse or scoot around the churches and chapels of Wiltshire to raise money for St. James and the Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust.
Half of all money raised goes to St. James, and the other half is used by the Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust to award grants to churches with special maintenance needs.
Last year Ride+Stride raised over £52,000 for Wiltshire’s churches, and 34 churches benefited from Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust grants, ranging from £400 to £10,000. Our church has received grants from the Trust in the past to help with maintenance and repairs.
You don’t have to be young and super-fit: just strolling between one church and another can constitute participation in Ride+Stride, and most sponsors are generous enough to reward even the shortest of journeys. For the more competitive, however, there are cash prizes for the best achievers, including several for under 16-year-olds, and parishes which mobilise large numbers of participants can compete for the Brooke Cup (plus £500) and Junior Group Cup for the under-18s (plus £100).
How about another Club strollathon to Monkton Farleigh, or even further afield?
Anyone can join in on September 10th.. To get ideas for routes visit:
For more information, contact Diane Aderyn (863472 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit http://www.wiltshirehistoricchurchestrust.org.uk
We will be opening St. James to welcome Ride+Stride participants so if you are able to volunteer to serve some refreshments (which will be provided) and stamp sponsorship forms for an hour or so, please let Diane know.