CSF Walk for Life Domaine de la Clapière Montagnac 17 September

This year CSF-Languedoc will be holding its seventh annual Walk for Life on 17th September. As you will be aware, this is one of the biggest fundraising events in our calendar, regularly raising thousands of euros through sponsorship and/or donations from participants.

All funds raised from Walk for Life go towards:

  • expenses incurred in the training of our volunteers, who provide face-to-face, email and telephone support (both practical and emotional) to Anglophones in the area who are affected by cancer
  • the provision of Drop-in Days in Beziers, where people can access complementary therapies, information and space to talk

This year we will also be giving a proportion of the funds raised to CSF National, to support volunteer training that directly benefits CSF-Languedoc.

Following the success of the previous three years’ walks, we will again be starting and ending at the Domaine de la Clapière, Montagnachttp://www.laclapiere.com/ As usual, there will be two different walks (one approximately 5km and one approximately 10km).  All are very welcome including dogs on leads. The walks are on the Domaine’s private land and will both be led by a guide. (we recommend stout walking shoes and bring your stick if you usually use one). Registration for the walks will be in advance of each walk start time and you can find full details of the timings on the attached registration form.

This year, a team from the Montagnac Radio Assistance Society will be ensuring the safety of walkers where the routes coincide with public roads.

  • For safety reasons and to help with planning the event, we would be grateful if you would notify us as soon as possible the distance you intend to walk by emailing walk.csflanguedoc@gmail.com

By popular demand, we will again follow the walks with a very reasonably priced lunch. CC Fish and Chips will be providing two fish and chip options and this year there will also be a variety of options from Chillis & Spice (lightly spiced or non-spicy). All food options are priced at €12

  Food options
1

 

Fish and Chips
2 Gluten-free Fish and Chips

 

3 Chicken tikka – with a wrap, salad and chutneys (lightly spiced)

 

4 Lemon and rosemary chicken skewer, served with a pitta, hummus and salad (non-spicy)

 

5 Veggie salad bowl – with avocado, quinoa, fresh salad ingredients served with a lime, honey and coriander dressing. (non-spicy)

(Gluten, meat and dairy-free)

 

Wine will be available for sale at a reduced price from the Domaine and Les Soeurs Delicieuses will be selling their always tempting goodies.  There will also be space for people who wish to bring their own picnic, and pre-loved books can be browsed and bought for a snip at Hannah’s book stall – again, with all proceeds going to CSF.

Please note that booking in advance for the lunch is essential, as numbers are limited and must be given to the caterers beforehand.

  • For walk pre-registration and to reserve your lunch options, please email walk.csflanguedoc@gmail.com clearly stating how many walkers for each distance and your choices of lunch options.

Attached you will find registration and sponsorship forms in both English and French with full details of registration timings (bring these with you on the day). If you would like to walk in memory of someone, then you can print the “I’m Walking For…..” sign and pin it on your back. I have also attached posters in both French and English. You could print some copies and display them as widely as possible …this way we hope to encourage lots of people to join our walk. (Sorry attachments did not attach!)

Full information and all the documents are also available on our website: http://www.csf-languedoc.com

For other enquiries about the Walk for Life 2017, please email

csf.languedoc@gmail.com or phone: 04 67 44 96 19 

It is your generous support of events like this that allows us to have a team of around 20 trained Active Listeners providing support to over 30 clients at any one time.

Note to all walkers:  last year Lodeve Thursday Walkers raised just over 700€ so let’s see if we can make 750€ or perhaps even 800€!? To ensure that all the money we raise is attributed to us, please put LTW on your sponsorship forms or, if you are paying, when you hand over your 5€.

I look forward to seeing you there.

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Walk for Life – Email from the CSF President

I have received this email, rather delayed in copying to you all while I found out how to accomplish it, from the President of CSF but I feel it should be addressed to all those who took part or supported us with sponsorship.

Dear Jenny

I am writing on behalf of Cancer Support France-Languedoc to thank the Lodeve Walkers for the fantastic 770 euros raised in sponsorship for the Walk for Life in September. As you are probably aware, the event raised over 8000 euros, but equally importantly will raise awareness of CSF in the community through the 200 participants.

As president for CSFL, I can assure you that contributions such as yours are an essential element in helping to make our organisation run. They enable our volunteers to maintain the level of support that CSF can provide to those who find themselves in need of our services.

Thank you again on behalf of CSF-Languedoc

Yours sincerely

Graham

Graham Luck

President Cancer Support France – Languedoc (Hérault, Aveyron)

Well done everyone

The CSF Walk for Life was a resounding success: the sun shone with just a light breeze, the walk was interesting, the whole exercise was excellently organised and everyone enjoyed themselves. There were 202 walkers (up 40% on last year) several of whom were from our group, and a profit of at least 7,500€ was made (some sponsorship money is still being received). I should like to thank everyone who walked, collected sponsorship money and contributed said money so that the Lodève Thursday Walkers with Mike’s friends raised just over 700€. As those of you who were there know Mike was able to come to the walk and he has asked me to add this message to you all.

“What a wonderful day we had last Sunday at the CSF Walk for Life at Domaine de La Clapière, Montagnac, and I wold like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who walked and gave sponsorship. As you can see fro Jenny’s message the amount raised by the Lodève Walkers is amazing so a big THANK YOU. I would also like to thank Jenny for coming up with the idea and also sincerely thank David and Celia Hukins for walking Ollie the 10 kms, he is not an easy dog to walk being very lively and strong. I was delighted to be well enough to come even if just to watch and chat with everyone. Thank you all for the support during the last few weeks and the kind words of encouragement. Hopefully see you all very soon on a Thursday walk. All the the best, Mike”

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Half way round

Dear Jenny

I am writing on behalf of Cancer Support France-Languedoc to thank the Lodeve Walkers for the fantastic 770 euros raised in sponsorship for the Walk for Life in September. As you are probably aware, the event raised over 8000 euros, but equally importantly will raise awareness of CSF in the community through the 200 participants.

As president for CSFL, I can assure you that contributions such as yours are an essential element in helping to make our organisation run. They enable our volunteers to maintain the level of support that CSF can provide to those who find themselves in need of our services.

Thank you again on behalf of CSF-Languedoc

Yours sincerely

Graham

Graham Luck

President Cancer Support France – Languedoc (Hérault, Aveyron)