May 17 - Rotary Walk / Run

May 17 – Rotary Walk / Run

There will be a grand turn out of around 60 cubs and beavers from 1st Oswaldtwistle (St. Pauls) scout group, when they take part in the Charity Walk organised by the Rotary club of Church and Oswaldtwistle which will take place on Sunday 17th May, 2015.

The cubs and beavers who are in the age range of 6-10.5 years will participate in the 5k walk which starts at the Business Centre at Junction 7 across from the Dunkenhalgh Hotel at Clayton-le Moors.

This will be the 10th consecutive Walk that the Rotary club have held this hugely popular walk which has raised around £425,000 for various charities and good causes. Besides the 5k walk there will be 2 other events taking part on the same day ie the main 10k walk and a new 5k fun run.  Registrations are coming in fast and we hope to beat the turnout last year – over 500 were there on the day!            You can click here to register.

The 1st Oswaldtwistle (St. Pauls) scout group is a popular and go ahead organisation which offers a wide variety of activities including canoeing, scuba diving, geocaching, cooking skills, map reading, firelighting and first aid.

photo st pauls beavers

Their leader Corinna Jones said “ I am very proud of how many cubs and beavers are taking part in raising funds for much needed equipment for the club to ensure that young people continue to learn valuable life skills, and experience fun and challenging adventures. In the coming months further activities are planned including a 4 day residential course to promote team building and personal confidence. Also I would like to thank the parents who are supporting them in this worthy venture”.

The 1st Oswaldtwistle St Pauls was one of the original scout groups to be formed by the then Reverend Calterns of St Pauls Church on Catlow Hall Street. The first scoutmaster in 1911 was H Catlow. The group have the honour of displaying a necker of Royal blue to denote it is one of the oldest groups formed.

New attractions are planned at Junction 7 on the day of the Charity Walk comprising a dog competition which will take place between 9.00-9.30 am prior to the start of the walk. In addition there will be a tombola stall and a fun football competition run by Chris Mullen from the Accrington Stanley Community Trust.

For more details about the walk please click here.

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