Fundraising Walk Along the Thames
for Medical Aid for Palestinians
Saturday 13 August
Start at the Thames Barrier (about 11 miles)
or Greenwich (about 6 miles)
Ending at Tower Bridge
We will be walking along the Thames
from East to West to raise money for Medical Aid for Palestinians: a charity
which works in West Bank, Gaza and Lebanon and has been responding to the
recent emergency situation.
We plan to end on Tower Bridge.
If you are interested in taking part,
please email email@example.com
for full details of meeting places, mobile numbers etc.
The longer walk (roughly 11 miles)
will start from the Thames Barrier at 10 am.
We will meet outside the View Café
from 9.30 am, which won't be open at that time, but there are external toilets
We will stop for lunch near the Cutty Sark/foot tunnel entrance in Greenwich at around 12
noon, where we will be joined by those who prefer to do the shorter walk
(roughly 6 miles), heading off around 12.30.
These bus routes all run along the
road nearest to the Thames Barrier
Greenwich, Mottingham, Chislehurst
New Cross, Woolwich, Thamesmead
North Greenwich, Woolwich, Abbey Wood, Belvedere
Greenwich, Woolwich, Thamesmead
Routes 486 and 380 also pass nearby,
and the nearest station is Charlton (SouthEastern).
*Please complain to TfL about the cutting of the 180, leaving no link to
Lewisham and now duplicating two other routes to North Greenwich. You can get
the 129 from Lewisham and change in Greenwich or North Greenwich.
Get off at Royal Greenwich University
Technical College, and walk along the path to the left of the college entrance.
Keep following the path, until you
reach the ridge by the river.
Go up the steps on the ridge, and turn
right towards the café.
The café will not be
open at the time that
we will be there, unfortunately, but there are external toilets nearby that will be open.
The short start (joining the others as
they stop for lunch at about 1200) is near the Cutty
Sark in Greenwich. There are many bus
routes and Cutty Sark DLR station is nearby.
Walk towards the foot tunnel entrance,
by the side of the Cutty Sark, where there are plenty
of places to sit.
Let us know your size, and we can
provide a MAP T shirt (as modelled below).
As for footwear, the route is all flat
and on footpaths, so if you wear sensible shoes that you are used to, it is
very unlikely that you will get blisters.
We can provide a printable sponsor form,
but by far the easiest way to fundraise is by setting up a JustGiving
page. Donating is easy and Gift Aid can
be claimed on behalf of MAP.
Just click on the link below to set up
a page specifically for the Barrier to Bridge event, which is automatically
linked to Medical Aid for Palestinians.
You may need to sign up if you have not fundraised through JustGiving
before. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
if you get stuck.
Medical Aid for Palestinians is a UK
registered charity, number 1045315.
Here are some images from the walk
that we did on the same route to commemorate Nakba
Day in May 2017. It is now an annual
event each August.
Click on the small image for a larger
Setting off from the Thames Barrier
Gardens: lunch and start of the shorter walk
End in sight
Some interest from tourists near Tower Bridge, and a
member of the public wanted to join in the picture
If you aren't able to take part, but
would like to donate, then please donate to our own JustGiving page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lstwb2b2022.