Monday, 4 March 2013

'Pop Around Peterborough' Charity Walk Announcement

Arthritis Research UK is returning to Peterborough for a second year to host its unique ‘POP’ charity walk with a twist.

 ‘Pop Around Peterborough’ is a 5 mile sponsored charity walk where prizes can be won, taking place in aid of Arthritis Research UK on Sunday May 19th 2013.

POP was a massive success last year, where around 200 walkers signed up to raise money for the charity.  This year they hope to make it an even bigger success.  The walk starts at the Boathouse in Peterborough, setting the scene for a beautiful 5 mile scenic route including the local boat lake.

All walkers  will be given an Arthritis Research UK balloon, which they will ‘POP’ once crossing the finish line, to find out if they have won a prize.

Prizes that can be won on the day already include some great family days out, meals in local restaurants, and vouchers for local stores.

Pop around Peterborough starts and finishes at The Boat House Pub, Peterborough, on Sunday 19th May, 2013. The times are as follows:

10.00am – Arrive at the Boathouse to register and enjoy the family entertainment provided.

10.25am - Warm-up.

10.30am – The walk begins.

At the finish line, participants will be asked to ‘pop’ there balloon to find out if they’ve won a fantastic prize.

Michael Clarke, who is the event organiser and Regional Fundraising Manager for Arthritis Research UK explained, “‘Last year’s walk was such a fabulous success, everyone there I’m sure would agree it was such a great day. I’m appealing to everyone in Peterborough and the surrounding area to sign up and help support us for a second year running.

“Arthritis Research decided on the walk being five miles as it’s challenging yet manageable for most ages. There are over 10 million people in the UK right now suffering from Arthritis, so nearly everyone will know someone close to them affected. Everyone can help make a change to people’s lives by signing up to this walk.”

Entry for Pop around Peterborough is just £5 per person which includes a fantastic goodie-bag and the chance of winning many prizes worth hundreds of pounds.

Simply write a cheque out to ‘Arthritis Research UK’ and send it (along with your contact details) to:

Michael Clarke
Regional Fundraising Manager
55 Huntsmans Gate
South Bretton

Amongst the pack sent to all walkers will be a sponsorship form. Any sponsorship money raised would be greatly appreciated by the charity.

For more information on ‘Pop around Peterborough’ or ‘Arthritis Research UK’ contact Michael Clarke by emailing or call 01733 331721.

Alternatively visit the website -

Promotional Pictures taken by Andy Vernum at Studio 1.

Pictures from last year’s event taken by Emma Bothamley.

For further information please contact Michael Clarke at Arthritis research UK by emailing or call 07772 111092.

About Arthritis Research UK:

Arthritis Research UK is the charity leading the fight against arthritis. We’re working to take the pain away for sufferers of all forms of arthritis and helping people to remain active.

We do this by funding high class research, providing information and campaigning. Everything we do is underpinned by research. Our core remits are funding world-class research and providing a comprehensive range of information for patients, the public and health professionals and we are committed to raising the profile of arthritis and making a real difference to people's lives.

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