The Walk for Life remains one of Kidney Wales’ longest running events and is key to raising vital funds for the charity. Over 30 years old, the Walk for Life is an event for all the family and continues to bring communities together and encourage everyone to join Kidney Wales in the great outdoors to walk and raise vital funds.
From treasure hunts to sunset hikes, through parks, on beaches and up some of Wales’ highest peaks, Kidney Wales supporters lead walks all across the country and bring communities together for a fun event for all.
2019 Walk for Life series
The Walk for Life series is made possible by its Walk Organisers and many have stepped up already for 2019.
Sunday 17 March – New Tredegar (Walk Organiser Colin Jones)
Sunday 7 April – Monmouth Litter Pick (Walk Organiser Anthea Dewhurst)
Sunday 28 April – Cardiff (Walk Organiser Kidney Wales)
Sunday 28 April – Tredegar (Walk Organiser Merthyr Dialysis Support Group)
Sunday 19 May – Pontypool (Walk Organiser Annette Woolfall)
Sunday 2 June – Pontarddulais (Walk Organiser Gail John)
Swansea – date tbc
Porthcawl – date tbc
Have you or someone you know been affected kidney disease?
We are asking for your help to organise a walk in your community. The money raised from this event will help change the lives of kidney patients and allow us to support them and their families, form providing support groups, refurbishing renal units or helping with the day-to-day financial costs of living with this kidney disease.
Interested in holding a Walk for Life in your community?
Your walk can be in a geographic location of your choice and of any distance – we have walks of all shapes and sizes taking place. Holding a walk is lots of fun and a brilliant way to show your support to those in need. If you would like to create a Walk for Life in your community, town or village please contact us today and we will send you a bespoke fundraising pack tailored to your event.
How to organise a Walk for Life…
Contact Kidney Wales
Get in touch with our events team and register as a Walk for Life Organiser.
Plan a route
A stroll through a park or a coastal hike? Decide on a route that’s safe and enjoyable and liaise with your local council to confirm it with them. Be creative – your walk can have a theme or be fancy dress to make it unique. Once you’ve confirmed a plan for your walk, Kidney Wales will send you a Walk Organiser’s pack and marketing materials.
Spread the word
Display posters, banners and hand out flyers. Tell your friends, family and work colleagues. Get everyone involved! If there isn’t one in your area, why not put together a local committee?
Encourage as much fundraising as you can to support Kidney Wales. Participants can use sponsorship forms and online fundraising pages to raise vital funds.
Host the Walk!
Represent Kidney Wales and lead the Walk for Life on your event day.
If your interested in holding a Walk for Life or to find out more, please contact the Kidney Wales team.
Call (029) 2034 3940 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org