Welcome to the ‘Louise Smalley Walk’ website!
The Louise Smalley Walk is an annual sponsored challenge walk, 40 miles in length.
The 2019 walk was on Saturday 22nd June.
We hold the walk to help raise money for local charities and good causes.
We are based in Whitwell, North East Derbyshire.
The support teams are an integral part of the event and it would be a much more difficult undertaking without their assistance.
In 2019 we walked for the following beneficiary:
The 2018 walk raised £11,300 for Whitwell Cricket Club
The 2019 walk was the Monsal Head route.
The closing date for the 2019 walk has now past.
Well done to all the walkers, support crew, medical teams and sponsors who helped to make the 2019 walk a magnificent success. 100 walkers set off from Monsal Head and after conquering hills, heat and over 41 miles, 97 made it all the way to the end.
Dates for your diary
Today – Start collecting your sponsor money from those kind people who encouraged you to take part.
Wednesday 31st July – Closing date for nominations for next year’s cause – If you are eligible to nominate, (see How We Operate for details) this is the last date that you can get your nominations in to Joe.
September – Date to be confirmed – 2020 recipient election night. This will take place at the Friendship Hut, Bakestone Moor, Whitwell starting at 8:15pm. If you want a say in where next year’s money does you MUST attend and cast your vote. There are no proxy votes allowed.
30th October 2019 – Sponsor monies to Trevor Smalley by this date. We need to have time to ensure cheques are cleared ready for us to announce the final total at the presentation night. If you are sending money other than by cheque or Cash to Trevor, please let him know so that we can account for every penny that has been raised.
9th November 2019 – Presentation Night – Held at the Whitwell Community Centre. Start time 7pm on-wards. Badges will be handed out and the presentation our donation to The Sick Children’s trust will be made .
Early December – AGM – Meeting to be held at the Friendship Hut, Bakestone Moor, Whitwell. Start time 8:15. All members welcome. This is a closed meeting so no further admittance will be granted after the start time.
For those of you looking to take part in the 2020 Walk make sure that you have subscribed to the website. As soon as the route has been selected and the entry form created we will let you know.
Our major supporters are:
With grateful thanks to all………..Joe Mason