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Penrith Rocks for Pudsey

Penrith is joining fundraisers across the country in supporting BBC Children in Need 2018.

The club will be organising its very own Countryfile Ramble for BBC Children in Need, giving participants chance to raise pounds by walking miles!

The Penrith Rocks for Pudsey will take place on Sunday 7th October 2018 from 10am and the club are looking for participants to get their walking boots on, head out into the great outdoors and get rambling.

The ramble will be a walk around the Penrith Rotary town walk and is very easy for all ages and abilities. This is a short walk taking in the sites and history of Penrith. We are partnering with Penrith Rocks a fabulous new idea created by Melissa Bamber – friends of Penrith Rocks spend many hours painting rocks with all sorts of creations and then hides them around and about for children to hunt and discover, after they have taken a picture of their find they re-hide for another child to hunt out. It’s a great way to occupy children, get them out and about and get fresh air and meet with other ‘rockers’.

Now in their fourth year, the Countryfile Ramble for BBC Children in Need is one of the highlights of Pudsey’s fundraising calendar, and has already raised over £4 million.

Jacqui said, “We’re really looking forward to supporting this year’s BBC Children in Need and our ramble is shaping up to be great fun.”

“The work that BBC Children in Need does is so closely aligned to work of Rotary, in supporting disadvantaged young people and helping to change their lives for the better.”

Last year, Rotary clubs across the country had a record-breaking fundraising year, collecting over £134,000 for BBC Children in Need through fun events and activities.

BBC Children in Need’s vision is that every child in the UK has a safe, happy and secure childhood and the chance to reach their potential. The charity currently supports over 2,700 projects across the UK, and in the last year, helped change 582,000 young lives.

It is one of so many worthy causes that Rotary clubs across the country get involved in to support to improve the lives of people living in our local communities.

Rotary in Penrith is involved in many local and international projects and initiatives. For more information please check out our website at

We really value working with local groups and this ramble has bought together some local businesses’, Chas Long Aggregates and JT Atkinson’s who have helped by providing some rocks to paint with Pudsey ideas, Mr Simms are donating some sweeties for the end of rock hunt goodie bag, Eden Mencaps Café Inspire will make sure that there a some beverages and Pudsey flapjack for the hunters – these business enable things to happen, it’s all about our community supporting each other. You need to register your place so email [email protected] or message Penrith rocks on Facebook.

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