The Angus Rowland Forget Me Not Walk has become a popular tradition in Staplefield attracting hundreds of fundraisers who enjoy a Sunday morning walk (or run) in the glorious Sussex countryside.
This year, the event will take place on 2nd October, starting at 9am from Staplefield Village Hall. It’s the sixth annual walk to be organised by the family and friends of Staplefield student Angus Rowland, who died in 2011 from Acute Myeloid leukaemia aged just 14.
Over the years, supporters have raised thousands of pounds for Bloodwise (formerly Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research) organising and taking part in a range of events and personal challenges.
Walkers/runners can turn up on the day and have a choice of two routes - a 6.5 mile walk on muddy rural footpaths or a one mile walk mainly on roads. Registration at Staplefield Village Hall will start at 9am for the walkers and 10am for those who wish to run. The organisers suggest a donation of £10 per adult and £5 per child.
Dogs are welcome but must be kept under control as they may encounter livestock along the walk. Refreshments will be available at the village hall throughout the morning - so if the walk doesn’t appeal why not pop in for a cuppa and cake?
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