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Walk the Thames charity challenge - Bail for Immigration Detainees

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3 More London Riverside

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Join the BID team and you will have an unforgettable experience alongside hundreds of others taking part in Walk the Thames 2019, a fantastic charity challenge event organised by the London Legal Support Trust.

You can walk – or run - the length of a marathon (26.2 miles) or a half marathon (13.1 miles) along the banks of the River Thames.

Pick your own distance and route from the following options:

  • Morning marathon: Starting at 8:30am from London Bridge and concluding at Hampton Court
  • Morning half marathon: Starting at 8:30am from London Bridge and finishing at Putney
  • Afternoon half marathon: Starting at 12:00pm from Putney and concluding in Hampton Court

View the Walk the Thames route map on Google Maps here

Depending on which route you chose, your journey will take you past a host of memorable London landmarks including Tate Britain, The Shard, Big Ben, Battersea Park, the London Wetlands Centre (wildlife sanctuary), Eel Pie Island, and Hampton Court Palace. We can't guarantee dry weather, but we can promise fresh air and autumn leaves!

Why not take part as a group together with friends, colleagues, or as a fantastic family challenge? (Walk the Thames falls during half term for many schools.) We are offering a group 3 for 2 registration fee discount.

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We would love to have you join our team of walkers and runners. We ask each participant to pay a registration fee of £10, and commit to raising at least £272 in sponsorship.

Why are we suggesting you raise £272? Because in the last year we have provided free legal assistance to many parents being held in detention, who had collectively been separated from a total of 272 children. Find out more about parents and children being torn apart by immigration detention.

Last year, BID’s legal advisers and volunteers helped 5,941 asylum seekers and migrants being held in detention across the UK - and we want to be able to help even more people get released on bail. The money that is raised through sponsored challenge events like Walk the Thames literally helps us to keep the lights on and the phone lines open, and to train up our team of volunteers.

Every penny raised goes directly towards helping BID provide free legal advice to people held in detention, helping them get released on bail. For example, £272 is just over what it costs to operate our advice phone lines for one week.

All our Walk the Thames participants will receive:

  • a BID T-shirt / running vest
  • fundraising support and tips
  • an easy-to-use online Virgin Money Giving fundraising page to help you gather sponsorship from your friends, family and colleagues
  • a map of the route
  • water at the start and at various points along the route

View our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Walk the Thames 2019 on our website here.

Thank you for considering getting involved in Walk the Thames. If you have any questions before signing up, we would love to hear from you - contact us at info@biduk.org

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