Annual Penzance 'Rotary Ramble'
7:00am Wednesday 12th September 2012 in News
The annual Penzance Rotary Ramble takes place on Sunday, September 30, at Rosudgeon Sports and Social Club, near Penwith.
The event is organised by Penzance Rotary Club, which each year chooses two charities to benefit from a share of the funds raised by walkers. This year's recipients will be farming charity the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) and the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust. The walk starts and ends at Rosudgeon Sports and Social Club and covers 4.5 miles including one of the most scenic stretches of Penwith's coastline.
Participants may raise money for their charity of choice with the proviso they give 25 per cent of their total fundraising to the rotary club to split between its chosen charities. Open to everyone, last year's event attracted 150 walkers.
Anyone requiring more information or wishing to obtain a registration form should telephone 07941 860070.
The first 50 walkers to let RABI know they are walking to raise funds for its work by calling Hayley Paintin on 01865 724931, will be given a free T-shirt to wear on the day.
RABI regional manager Jenni Thompson said: “Farmers are statistically more likely than any other industry workers to experience serious accidents at work and they know how vital the air ambulance service is to everyone who lives in the countryside. “We are therefore very grateful to Penzance Rotary Club for choosing us as one of their charities for this year's ramble.”
RABI provides welfare advice, care and financial support to retired and working farmers and farm workers who suffer through hardship, illness, accident or injury or as a result of unexpected events.