Kim’s Walk
Sunday 10 September 2023

Join us for a walk to share memories, stories and remember Kim Roderick one year on since she passed away. Kim was at the heart of the YMCA and her hard work, wit and warm nature are sorely missed.

  • 10 mile walk starting and finishing at YMCA, Redhill
  • Halfway support stop and BBQ at the finish
  • £10pp

This event is planned as a 10-mile walk. However, if this is too far, we have a reduced 5-mile walk option for those who require a shorter distance. Alternatively, if you are unable to join us for the walk, you can also book to attend the BBQ.

Timings

09:00 – 10 Mile registration (walk starts at 09:30)
10:30 – 5 Mile registration (includes transportation to walk start point at Moon Hall School)
12:30 onwards – BBQ

Meeting point

Meet at the YMCA Sports & Community Centre, Princes Road, Redhill, RH1 6JJ for both 10 mile and 5 mile walks and BBQ.
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Route

This 10-mile local walk will start and finish at the YMCA Sports & Community Centre in Redhill. The route will take in the stunning local countryside following paths and trails through Redhill Common and Priory Park before heading to the halfway support stop at Moon Hall School and on to Earlswood Lakes before returning to the YMCA.

The support stop halfway along the route near Moon Hall School will serve hot and cold drinks and snacks to refresh you for the rest of your walk. On arrival back at the YMCA, there will be a BBQ where we can carry on sharing memories and celebrating Kim’s life.

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Cost

£10pp – includes halfway support stop and BBQ at the YMCA after the walk.

Life Change Fund

Fundraise for us to transform young lives in East Surrey!

There is no fundraising target for this event, however we ask that you consider fundraising to support our Life Change Fund, which was set up by Kim, to help transform young lives in East Surrey.  In 2023, this fund aims to support our Y-Bus Appeal.

We have exciting plans for a new ‘Y-Bus’ – a mobile youth club on wheels to reach young people in areas where there is little or no youth provision.

The aim of the bus is to offer activities, advice and support to young people across East Surrey, with a focus on those who are:
• Not in education, employment or training (NEET)
• Engaging in anti-social behaviour
• Facing issues at school
• Struggling with mental health issues
• At risk of exploitation or offending.

Our trained YMCA youth workers will take the bus to seek out young people in their own environment and provide an informal setting for activities and discussion, as well as provide signposting to other services if needed.

The bus will have a small seating area inside and will be kitted out with a games console, iPad and TV. The bus will have its own generator so it can run a microwave and a toaster, and provide hot drinks and other refreshments.

This will not only help young people to succeed and reach their potential, but will help to strengthen families, support schools and tackle issues such as crime and anti-social behaviour, helping to keep communities happy and safe.

We need your help!
You can help the Y-Bus get on the road by fundraising for us. Every penny will go towards helping young people in East Surrey to belong, contribute and thrive. Thank you!

Find out more about our Life Change Fund

If you prefer the more traditional method of fundraising, please download an official sponsorship form. Alternatively, you can make a donation to YMCA East Surrey towards the Life Change Fund.

Read more about our tips on fundraising or speak to a member of our team who will be more than happy to help you with ideas.

Make a donation

Alternatively, you can also make a donation in memory of Kim by clicking below.

Find out more

To find out more, please get in touch with the Challenge Events team.

T 01737 779979
E challenge@ymcaeastsurrey.org.uk