EVENTS: strolling, abseiling, cycling – something for everyone!

We’ve just put our Events Calendar in place for the coming months and there really is something for everyone.

Family Walk – Hanningfield Reservoir, nr Billericay, Wednesday 9 April 11am

2013 walk

2013 walk

Back by popular demand, this is a lovely opportunity for an easy stroll through the beautiful woods surrounding Hanningfield Reservoir. There’s no rush and plenty of time to explore the bird hides along the route. It’s a great place for the children to let off steam during the Easter holiday and they can follow a treasure trail as they go.

At the end of the walk there is a family picnic (bring your own!) and games.

No need to book, just meet at the Visitors Centre around 11am. Adults £5 donation, children free. The walk is fully accessible but sorry, no dogs.

This annual event is held in solidarity with the 1 in 8 people who go to bed hungry each night.

Hanningfield Reservoir, Hawkswood Road, Downham, Billericay, Essex CM11 1WT

Fight poverty in 2014 by joining Team CAFOD at one of the following sponsored events:

Take the Plunge – Harlow Water Tower 110ft sponsored abseil – Sunday 4 May

2013 Gina and Sue

2013 Gina and Sue

If you’ve driven along the M11, you’ve seen the water tower, and if it’s ever crossed your mind what the view must be like over the Essex countryside this is the event for you!

Participants must be over 16 years of age but there’s no upper age limit. There is a £30 participation fee and the event is organised by the Harlow Tye Rotary Club.

Email for more information – and get those entries in quick, places always run out!

Pedal against Poverty – Lee Valley Park – Sunday 18 May

2013 Riders starting from cheshunt

2013 Riders starting from cheshunt

Another family event, with a 10 mile return route from Cheshunt to Broxbourne or a longer 19 mile return ride from Ponders End Lock to Broxbourne. Both rides meet up for a picnic stop at Broxbourne.

The ride is along the towpath with lovely views over the canal and countryside.

Participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and there is a £6 registration fee per person.

Again, email for more information or visit the website

This ride is jointly organised by CAFOD Brentwood and CAFOD Westminster.

Visit the website to support other sponsored events as Team CAFOD

Joanna, Denise and Mary look forward to seeing you at one of these events!

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