Home Fundraising 2024 hike: An Offa You Can’t Refuse

In April, a group of ten intrepid Clarets’ supporters will be making the 250 mile hike from The Great Orme, on the North Walian coast, to Chippenham, just in time for our final game of the season on 20 April 2024.

The walkers will begin their arduous journey on 13 April, starting the Great Orme Lighthouse, before traversing along the coast of Conwy and Denbighshire. From there, the crew of ten will find themselves on the Offa’s Dyke Path, passing through the Clwydian Range, eventually ending up at the Severn Bridge, via Llangollen, the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and the Welsh towns of Montgomery, Hay-on-Wye, Monmouth and Chepstow. After finding themselves back in England, the walkers will spend their final night in Bath, before making the trek east onto Chippenham.

Having raised an amazing £7,562 last season, on their walk from Mount Snowdon to Hemel Hempstead, in support of MATES and the Supporters’ Club, the walkers are setting a fundraising target of £10,000 in support of:

CanalAbility – an award winning charity dedicated to providing the facilities for people with a wide range of disabilities, health conditions or anybody experiencing disadvantages the opportunity to enjoy boating in Essex and Hertfordshire on the River Stort, using CanalAbility’s specially adapted canal boats.

Little Edi Foundation – a charity located in Chelmsford, the Little Edi Foundation are based at the Parkside Community Hub on Monday’s and Tuesday’s, just a stone’s throw away from Melbourne Stadium. The non-profit organisation are focused on creating opportunities for young, disadvantaged people – such as providing food, toys and school uniform and equipment for those in need.

Providence Row – founded in 1860 and based in Whitechapel, Providence Row are focused on helping the those affected by homelessness in East London, providing supporting for physical and mental health, support with drug and alcohol use and training schemes to help people get back into employment. Jasper, one of the walkers making his debut this year, is a valued member of Providence Row.

The Supporters’ Club away travel fund will also be benefitting from the funds raised this year.

In order to raise funds, a Chinese fundraising night will be held on 10 April 2024, three days before the walkers set off on their journey.

The JustGiving page is now live for those wishing to contribute!