Apr 08

Walk “Fur” WaterAid – Come on a walk with Humphrey the Camel and Friends from Pangbourne to Goring along the River Thames – Saturday 11th April 2015

goring10_under_bridgeWalk “Fur” WaterAid with Humphrey the Camel and Friends from Pangbourne to Goring – Saturday 11th April 2015

Humphrey is running the London Marathon 2015 on 26th April 2015 to raise money and support for WaterAid projects in Bangladesh. As part of his training Humphrey would like to invite families and individuals to join him on one of his favourite scenic 4.3 mile training routes along the river from Pangbourne to Goring on Saturday the 11th April 2015 (couple of weeks away!

It will be an adventure walk with lots of banter and fun along the way, it will be a great day out for the whole family. I’d love it if you could join Humphrey and all his furry friends for the walk. Humphrey will be walking in both directions, so if you can make the morning then walk Pangbourne to Goring or join in for the afternoon leg from Goring to Pangbourne. Humphrey is not expecting you to walk both ways (unless you wish to) but it does provide options so you can plan your Saturday around the walk.

Read the details below, signup and then help spread the word:



Questions you may have for Humphrey:

Timings Mr Camel: where do I need to be, by when?

humphrey_fans9:30 – 9:45: Meet on the Pangbourne Meadow in front of the Adventure Dolphin Centre (RG8 7DA). Look out for the WaterAid signs and the furry Camel!

10:00 – 12:30: Walk Out Leg: Pangbourne to Goring (4.3 miles). Set off over Whitchurch Bridge through Whitchurch, left onto Hartslock bridleway and onto the Thames Path, through the Goring Gap all the way to Goring. This should take around 2 hours but we will allow for 2.5 hours as there is so much to see! (Camels are punctual and we will set off promptly at 10am. I don’t want your kids to be disappointed!)

12:30 – 13:30 Goring Free Church refreshments and cakes. Rest weary legs and learn about WaterAid’s work and the need for clean water and sanitation. This will be an interactive session with plenty of fun learning materials. Those who wish to join us on the afternoon walk can meet us for the teas and talk, and those who have walked the first leg can depart after the refreshments.

13:30 – 16:00 Walk Return Leg Goring to Pangbourne (4.3 miles). Walk through the Goring Gap back to Pangbourne along the river and through Whitchurch, down to the Pangbourne Meadow

16:00 Say goodbye to all my new found furry friends :-(


What will I see along the way?
The River Thames, Whitchurch Bridge, Red Brick Bridges, Railways, Horses and Camels and plenty more!

How tough is the walk?
Its 4.3 miles with a few hills but mostly along the lovely River Thames. It will take a while but the effort is nothing compared to the children who have to walk around 5 miles every day to collect clean water. Think about it this way – you will be walking the miles on their behalf :-)
Humphrey will be encouraging everyone along too…

What route are we walking?

The image shows the route we will be taking, or click the link to view on google maps


Can I leave my kids with you and go shopping?
Unfortunately not. Camels do not have peripheral vision and will not be able to keep an eye out for all the children (and rogue children tend to pull Humphrey’s tail!). Children do need to be accompanied by a responsible adult. We are encouraging families to walk together.

Whilst there is no fixed cost, Humphrey is hoping that you will be very generous in raising money to support WaterAid.
WaterAid Sponsorship Form – download the sponsorship form, to enable you to collect money from friends and family for your Walk “Fur” WaterAid. Tell all your friends and family why you are walking and ask for their support. People are very generous, don’t be afraid to ask! You can bring the sponsorship money on the day of the walk, or donate online via Virgin Money Giving – Humphrey the Camel, London Marathon 2015 . Thank you for your support.
If you have no money to give then come and help us collect along the way.
You will not be left out!

Where will the money be going?
WaterAid Bangladesh. There are 5 villages in particular we are currently raising money for that require water and sanitation schemes. You can read all about them here Why Bangladesh needs our help? Thames water will be match-funding the money we raise. So your money will go even further!

How will I get between the start and the finish?
There is a good train service linking Goring and Pangbourne which is only a short walk to the Pangbourne Meadow. If you are meeting in Goring then head to the Goring Free Church for 12:00 – 12:30

How do I sign up?
Sign up by filling in the form below or clicking the link here http://bit.ly/walkfurwateraid_signup.
Fill in the form and state how many people will be walking and which section you intend to walk.

I don’t like filling in forms but I would like to email you instead
Sure, send your email to walk4wateraid@humphreythecamel.org please include the number of adults, teenagers and children that will be walking and which leg you wish to walk. This will help with planning and catering.

Ah I cant make it but I still think you are an amazing Camel and I’d like to sponsor your London Marathon 2015 run for WaterAid:
Thanks so much, click on the link and donate generously, thanks for your support http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/camelhumphrey

I’d like more information on WaterAid
There is plenty of great information on http://www.wateraid.org

I have plenty more questions:
sure, send them to walk4wateraid@humphreythecamel.org and Humphrey will respond asap

I hope to seyes_biggeree you on the 11th April 2015 for our Walk “Fur” WaterAid

Big Camel Hugs



Run Humphrey Run!

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