Join us in the picturesque Oundle town and countryside for a sponsored remembrance walk in support of Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice.
The Forget-Me-Not Walk is for anyone who has lost a loved one and wants to celebrate and remember them.
Organised by a group of volunteers, this is a 3.5-mile family-friendly walk that allows people to remember a loved one in a safe environment with others who have been through the same, and to reconnect with the local community.
The event will have a reflective but positive tone, encouraging families and friends to remember loved ones and celebrate the lives of others.
About the day
We will open registration at 9.30am to have time for a warm-up before we kick off the walk at 10.30am!
The walk will begin at Barnwell Country Park and travel through the historic market town, before continuing on a wooded journey through local scenery along the river and then heading back to Barnwell.
After the walk will be a time for celebration, and a chance to reflect and remember. There will be a barbecue available or you can bring your own picnics – there will be music, stalls and a chance to collect your certificate.
Could you go the extra mile?
We appreciate you coming along to our Sue Ryder Forget- Me-Not Walk, but can you go that extra mile and ask your family and friends to sponsor you?
We want to be able to provide more care to more people, and give them more choice about how and where they are cared for. All this takes medical expertise, compassion and understanding, which of course all costs money.
Did you know £60 could pay for one session of bereavement counselling for someone struggling to cope with the loss of a loved one?
Get together, grab your walking boots and see how much you can raise!
Sign up for the Thorpe Hall Forget-Me-Not Walk 2019
Frequently asked questions about this event
Will I get a paper ticket?
You can print out your downloaded ticket and bring it with you, or you can show it on your mobile.
Can I bring my dog?
Yes! The more the merrier, we would love to meet your furry friend.
Is there an age limit?
No, as long as you believe you are fit enough to do the walk, you are welcome to join us.
Can I buy a ticket on the day?
Subject to capacity, yes. Please contact us to check before you travel!
What should I bring with me?
Please bring sufficient water and dress appropriately for the weather.
Is there parking at the country park?
Yes, parking is available and costs £3.20 for four hours.
What's the refund policy, and event terms and conditions?
Every participant must fill in their own registration form unless:
- The person completing the form is doing so as the parent or guardian of a participant aged under 18 in which case the parent or guardian must inform the participant that they have signed the terms and conditions on their behalf and that their participation in the event will be governed by these terms.
- The person completing the form is doing so as the leader of a corporate team. It is the duty of the corporate team leader to notify the other team members of these terms and conditions and that the leader has signed them on behalf of their own team. The team leader must further ensure that all team members agree and accept that their participation in the event is governed by these terms and conditions. Any team member who does not so accept these terms should be withdrawn from the event.
The entry fee for the Thorpe Hall Forget-Me-Not Walk is non-transferable and non-refundable. Due to unexpected health and safety reasons on the day, the Forget-Me-Not Memory Walk may have to be reduced or altered to accommodate unexpected complications (for example severe weather).
The Event Start
The organisers retain the right to make a change to the advertised start times and to stagger the start with intervals between groups. It is not a timed event.
By participating in this event, participants agree to take part in post-event publicity which may include interviews, photography and/or filming for Sue Ryder internal communications, local and/or national media. Sue Ryder will endeavour not to use any photographs, images or likenesses of children aged 16 or under without the parent or guardian’s consent.
Participants are personally responsible for updating the organisers with any new address and telephone details.
Health and Fitness
The event has been designed as a low-risk event for the averagely-fit person. All participants should satisfy themselves that they are in good health and physically able to participate in the Forget-Me-Not Walk. If in doubt, participants should consult a GP or hospital doctor prior to the event. In the entry process we ask if the participant has any health issues that we should know about. By providing this information you are consenting to us passing it to the first aiders where we deem it reasonably necessary to do. This information will only be used to assist in safeguarding the welfare of participants. Participants are advised to keep well hydrated if consuming alcohol whilst participating in exercise and if alcohol is consumed to so responsibly.
The Forget-Me-Not Walk is operated by Sue Ryder. Sue Ryder accepts no responsibility for any death or personal injury suffered by any participant personally in the absence of negligence or breach of statutory duty on the part of Sue Ryder. Sue Ryder accepts no liability for any loss or damage to any participant’s property. Personal accident and public liability insurance cover is advised to cover any loss, damage or injury you may sustain yourself or to your personal property or cause to a third party or their property. Your signature on the entry form or your clicking on the box in the online entry confirms your acceptance of these conditions of entry. If during the event you are involved in an incident with a third party please ensure that you pass on all your details - it is not the responsibility of the event organisers.
Sue Ryder has a comprehensive risk assessment process for each event which aims to minimise or eliminate the risk to everyone taking part. However, by taking part in this event, you acknowledge that there may be conditions or circumstances beyond our control that can lead to unforeseen risks.
Anyone under 18 years old must have their entry form signed by a parent/guardian and must abide by the rules. It is each under-18's parents/guardian's responsibility to ensure they or their children are suitability fit and healthy to take part in the event. All under-18s must be accompanied by their parent/carer at all times.
There are no age restrictions on this event but it is the parents/guardians responsibility to ensure their child is adequately fit, prepared and equipped for the walk.
Buggies, wheelchairs and other wheeled objects
Due to the terrain, buggies/pushchairs are not allowed on the event.
Clothing and Footwear
Participants are reminded that this is an outdoor event in the countryside and it is participants own responsibility to wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the nature of the course and the weather on the day. Parts of the course may be slippery, muddy and exposed to the elements.
The Forget-Me-Not Walk is an exclusive Sue Ryder fundraising event. Sponsorship monies raised may not be given to or shared with any other organisation. Participants are advised that they have a legal responsibility to ensure that all sponsorship monies and donations received are paid to Sue Ryder within a reasonable time.
Participants and supporters are welcome to take pictures on the day but please ensure that where the pictures captures images of children that only one's family members are included. Unfortunately, there are people out there who will use photos and videos for negative purposes; bullying, grooming, locating, and trolling can all start with a misjudged photo. If an individual, a parent or a carer asks for any photo showing their child to be removed or deleted, it should be done without question at the earliest opportunity.
Please be aware that by registering, you authorise Sue Ryder to process your personal and sensitive data in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 for the purposes of this event. By ticking the terms and conditions box on our registration form you agree to Sue Ryder using your personal and sensitive data for the purposes outlined above.
- I hereby apply to participate in this event and accept and agree the above conditions.
- I understand and agree to abide by the terms and conditions of the event and the rules of the organisers.
- I agree to take part with consideration for others.
- I agree that the conditions of my entry state that I will follow the instructions given.