Reasons why the Navigation Walk 2016 has been cancelled
Each year since 2011 the Rotary Club of Mirfield together with other local Rotary Clubs have held a walk along the Calder and Hebble Navigation and the Huddersfield Narrow and Broad canal tow paths and have, through the generosity of the walkers and their sponsors, raised over £60,000 which has been equally shared between the four Hospices along the route.
The Boxing Day floods, which brought devastation to many areas, caused significant damage to the tow paths, bankings and bridges along major sections of the Navigation Walk route thereby forcing the decision to cancel the walk planned for 2016.
The Canal and River Trust, along with the local authorities, should have everything repaired to enable a walk to be organised for Spring 2017 but Rotary are conscious that the Hospices will not receive the benefit of donations from the planned walk in 2016.
We are disappointed that the 2016 walk had to be cancelled.
Please, still make a donation to benefit the hospices
Donations can either be made online, using the payment method here.
Or my sending a cheque to Keith Steeples, 6 Dunbottle Close, Mirfield, WF14 9JD.
Cheques should be made out to "Rotary Club of Mirfield".
Or by giving a cheque to one of the other organisers, such as Gordon Walker, Ralph Pickles or Roy Carrington.
If you have made a donation via this web site or by post, you can send an email and we will confirm whether the money has been received.
Gift Aid - Download Form
If you make a donation you can use Gift Aid.
The gift aid form can be downloaded here: Gift Aid Form
Navigation Walk Press Release - Download Flyer
The flyer asking people to donate towards the hospices can be downloaded here: Navigation Walk 2016 Flyer
Please print off the flyer, preferably in colour, and display it in prominent locations, as we hope that people will still want to make donations to benefit the hospices.
Which Hospices will benefit from donations
The four Hospices which provide excellent service to the public of Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield namely, Overgate Hospice, Kirkwood Hospice, Wakefield Hospice and the Forget Me Not Children's Hospice. Each Hospice will receive an equal share of the donations.
Who are the organisers?