The sponsored 4 mile walk will take place on 12th September 2021 at 9am on the National Trust land of Holmwood Common, due south of Dorking.
The primary objective of this event is to provide an opportunity for participating charities, support groups and similar organisations (‘charities’) to raise funds through their sponsored participating walkers by following a planned circular 4 mile route around Holmwood Common. The route is a flattish, cinder-based all-weather circuit, suitable for all ages, and easily negotiated with push-chairs and mobility scooters.
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All funds raised from this event will go towards QEF's new Care & Rehabilitation Centre, under our Edward Guinness Appeal.
In July 2020 QEF opened the flagship Care and Rehabilitation (CRC) to support the NHS in the pandemic and help free up hospital beds for COVID-19 patients. Through this landmark build, QEF aims to be at the forefront of neuro rehabilitation for people with an acquired brain injury, using accessible technology to support clients and their families through what can be a very difficult journey. We are also working with the NHS to take post COVID-19 patients into the centre who have experienced a neurological event such as a stroke or seizure during their treatment in hospital and require physio and rehabilitation.
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic effect on charities, with the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss of billions in income. At a time when vulnerable members of society need them most, charities have had to cut services, furlough staff and some have even shut down. Captain Tom stepped up to help, taking on his famous walk to support the NHS Covid-19 appeal and inspiring millions to donate to the cause. I will be celebrating the extraordinary spirit of Captain Tom my way and help my chosen charity.