Sunday 17th July 2016 sees the last ever Rosie’s Charity Walk in aid of the wonderful Rosie’s Helping Hands Charity -I’m sure readers know the story of how the charity started, and out of tragedy, this event has raised a whole lot of cash for local good causes and proves that good things really can come from heartbreak.
There is a choice of one and three mile was, and while there is no festival this year, there will be live entertainment at The Longhorn.
The organisers, Karen and Sean posted on the event Facebook page:
Please join us in purple for the 15th (and last) Rosie’s Walk.
Ending as we began in 2002 with just the walk with live entertainment at the Longhorn Pub on the 3 mile route.
Food vendors, balancing skills workshops and pony rides at the start and finish.
Choice of 3 mile or 1 mile walk. Walks open at Noon – last entries at 2pm.
To take part either collect sponsors by signing up or turn up on the day with a donation.
All walkers receive a beautiful medal and certificate.
Raising money for children and young people’s projects in the area including Aldridge Air Cadets, Children’s hospital wards, The Avenues music project in Brownhills.
Message from Karen and Sean: It will be the 15th year we have lost Rosie and organised the walk in her memory. Whilst we celebrate what the event has achieved over the years, it’s also a painful reminder of the time without our beloved daughter. We have decided to make this year the last year we organise Rosie’s walk. It has been incredilbly successful over the years and we wholeheartedly thank everyone who has made it so. Next year will be 16 years, the same time as we had Rosie, and we do not feel able to continue with fundraising after this poignant milestone. We hope you understnad our decision and help to make this last Rosie’s Walk one to remember.
Please pop along and help this great local cause.
Best wishes to Karen and Sean, and best foot forward to all walking. Looks like being a cracking day.