Saturday 7th July 2018 at Virginia Water


This year, the Walk at Virginia Water is going to be held on Saturday 7th July 2018. It’s a stunningly beautiful location to spend a warm summer day walking & talking and enjoying a picnic. The picnic and refreshments will be provided free. All you have to do is, turn up at the lake on the day with your friends and family!

The Cause:
The walk is dedicated to disadvantaged women in rural India, raising funds since 2005. Every year the funds raised are donated to Action Village India (AVI), a UK-based charity organisation (Reg. No. 1118845). AVI closely works with their partners in India, aiming to change the lives of thousands of people, especially women and their families, living below the poverty line in rural areas.

Some of the on-going projects include:

* Enabling women to setup their market stalls in the nearby town.
* Ensuring that village girls in Bihar can continue their secondary education.
* Reducing the number of low birth weight babies born in Tamil Nadu providing medical care and encouraging nutritious diet.

Last year 135 people participated and raised an astonishing £2587.50 (£1290 online + £910 in cash + £387.50 Gift Aid). Thanks to you all!  To donate you can visit the Walk for Women Justgiving page.

The Venue:
Virginia Water is a man-made lake surrounded by beautiful woodland and cultivated plantations, which have been maintained since the 18th century - a perfect venue for a walk on a warm summer day.

The Event:
One lap of the lake is approximately 5 miles, but you may make your walk as long as you wish. The walk will start at 10:30am, but please feel free to come along anytime up to 2:00pm. Most people walk around the lake in small groups until 3:30pm. Food and refreshments will be provided free all day and first-aid will be available too. All you need to do is turn up in comfortable clothing and footwear to suit the weather.

We hope to see you all on Saturday 7th July.  If you'd like to take part please email Pallavi.