fundraisers to join 'Ride and Stride' for local churches
Somerset charity is calling on people across the Burnham-On-Sea
area to dust off their walking shoes, oil up their bicycles or even
saddle up their horse to take part in Ride+Stride, a fundraising
event to raise money to protect churches and chapels across the
2018 is the flagship event of the year for the Somerset Churches
Trust and is being held in Somerset and other counties across the
UK on Saturday 8th September.
are encouraged to walk, cycle or even ride a horse between the participating
churches and other Christian places of worship and raise money through
sponsorship and donations.
Somerset Churches Trust was founded in 1996 and over the last 22
years has given away more than £700,000 in grants to over
400 churches across Somerset.
Auton, co-ordinator, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We are enjoying
one of the driest and hottest summers for years. What better way
to enjoy this weather than walking, cycling or riding through the
beautiful Somerset countryside. On September 8th hundreds of people
will supporting this event and we hope you will join us to make
2018 a truly special year."
part could not be easier. You can walk, cycle or horse ride between
churches in your parish or further afield. Decide how many churches
you want to visit and plan a fun and interesting route between them.
Are there any special historical sites or points of interest you
could incorporate in your route to make it more interesting for
your walkers or riders?"
riding or walking are not to your taste, run a special coffee morning,
sale or fundraising event in your community on September 8th and
help the Somerset Churches Trust support many communities across
additional to supporting Somerset churches and chapels, Ride+Stride
offers local people in the opportunity to support their local Burnham-On-Sea
and Highbridge community by keeping 50% of the money raised for
their nominated charity or local group.
adds: "We hope that other groups and organisations will support
the Somerset Churches Trust to help make a real difference to the
people and communities of Somerset. Please help protect our beautiful
churches and come out to enjoy the wonderful countryside that makes
Somerset so special to us all."
churches will be opening their doors to welcome Riders and Striders.
Local churches in the Burnham-On-Sea area include Badgworth St Congar's
Church, Biddersham St John the Baptist, Burnham St Andrews, East
Huntspill All Saints, Highbridge St John, West Huntspill St Peter
& All Hallows.
more information about how to get involved in Ride+Stride go to
or contact Michael Auton by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.