About The Event
This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Tiverton Grand Western Canal walk & run. With such an important marker coming up, it only stands to reason that we make this BIG!!
The 10k walk/run will take place on the 8th July 2018 and a Family Festival will begin as runners and walkers arrive at Sampford Peverell playing fields. This additional event will include live music, entertainment, games, raffle, food, stalls and special guests for all to enjoy. We also have the much anticipated GWC Cake Off Competition and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flypast of the Dakota C-47.
Please join us in raising money for children and young people with cancer in the UK. All proceeds raised will be donated to CLIC Sargent
All proceeds raised will be donated to CLIC Sargent
Start Line: Tiverton Canal Basin
The Moorings, Canal Hill, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 4HX
Finish Line: Sampford Peverell Playing Fields
Whitnage Road, Sampford Peverell, Tiverton, EX16 7BU
On The Day
Here are the details for the day. Like what you see? Why notbook now!
Band - El Best
Cake Off Judging
Novice & Professional prizes - donated by Deer Park; Afternoon Tea for Two
La La Choirs
Flyby of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight - Dakota C-47
Local Aviva Premiership Rugby Player Don Armand in the Stocks
Band - Byzantium Lane
Meet & Greet Elsa & Olaf
CLIC Sargent Speech by the Founder, Bob Woodward OBE
Meet & Greet Peppa Pig & Spiderman
Local Aviva Premiership Rugby Player Ben Moon in the Stocks
Raffle being drawn
Band - Twerzels
Meet & Greet Fireman Sam & Minnie Mouse
New Generation Majorettes
Band - Red Sky
Bus pickup in Cullompton
Elite Runners leave start line
Joggers leave start line
Walkers leave start line
Shuttle Bus To Cullompton & Tiverton
Shuttle Bus To Cullompton & Tiverton
Downloads & Sponsorship
The £33 Challenge:
This year we are encouraging all of our participants to raise £33 each in sponsorship for their efforts on the day. If every participant from 2015 raised just £33, we could have funded a room in a CLIC Sargent Home from Homes for 18 months.
£8 could help pay for a DVD to help prepare a young person with cancer to return to school, helping them keep up with their studies and deal with the challenges of meeting friends and teachers after their experience.
£20 could pay for a CLIC Sargent Play Specialist to help a child prepare for and cope with treatment, by using models, toys and photos to explain what will happen. When a child is calm, treatment can be given more easily and can also be more effective.
£33 could pay for a family to stay overnight in one of CLIC Sargent’s Homes from Home, providing free self-catering accommodation near to specialist children’s cancer treatment centres, which are often many miles from a family’s own home.
£170 could pay for a CLIC Sargent grant. Cancer can have a huge effect on a family’s finances and a CLIC Sargent grant is offered to children and young people with cancer, and their families, as soon as they come into contact with us to help meet the sudden extra costs that a cancer diagnosis can bring.
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This event wouldn't be possible without support from local businesses. Below are those who have made this event possible and we want to say a massive thanks..
About CLIC Sargent
Cancer doesn’t discriminate. Today, 11 more children and young people will hear the devastating news that they have cancer. From diagnosis, CLIC Sargent’s specialist care teams will step in, ready to help, support and guide. They will provide a specialist package of support tailored to each young cancer patient and family.
CLIC Sargent fights tirelessly for children and young people with cancer, often when they feel they can’t. We do this individually, locally and nationally, so that they can focus on the important things, like getting well. And if the worst happens, we will work with bereaved families to get them support, to help them cope with their emotional pain.
Last year CLIC Sargent supported just over 140 families in Devon alone. For many of these families, there journey would have started with a trip to the closest Specialist Centre which is in Bristol, for diagnosis and treatment, with an average stay on 25 days; miles away from home, friends and family.
CLIC Sargent provides these families with free self-catering accommodation called Homes from Home. These are havens for patients and families during treatment, alleviating the financial cost of paying for alternative accommodation and allowing families to stay together during the toughest times, minimising any further emotional strain.
When families return from Bristol, they would have to attend appointments at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Derriford Hospital or the North Devon District Hospital. CLIC Sargent recognises that young cancer patients need support to not just survive cancer, but to thrive.
Therefore CLIC Sargent provides six Specialist Nurses in Devon who will attend the young person home, school or work to minimise the disruption cancer has on educational development, having a social life and future prospects.
CLIC Sargent also provides four social workers in Devon who will work with each family to help them emotionally as well as limiting the damage cancer causes on their finances, by providing CLIC Sargent grants and signposting them to further financial benefits.
Last year CLIC Sargent provided just over 100 grants worth £20,495 to families in Devon. Olly Butt, from Tiverton said, "CLIC Sargent helped us a lot. They were very supporting and kind and caring when I was ill. I was very lucky to have great CLIC Nurses look after me in Exeter, we became good friends!!" His parents and brother; Mike, Kylie, and Alex, followed on to say, "Olly's words say it all. Also, being able to stay close to Bristol Hospital in CLIC House, one of the Homes from Home, made a terrible time so much easier. The separation from Alex was very hard and so him being able to come and stay in a nice environment and be close to us all was just what we all needed. A truly great charity that is and always will remain very close to our hearts".
If you would like to hear more about the amazing work CLIC Sargent do to support young lives vs cancer as well as similar events to the Grand Western Canal 10k, then please let us know how you would prefer to hear from us by visiting: https://www.clicsargent.org.uk/forms/keeping-touch
Here are some photos that were taken on the 2014 and 2015 events both by CLIC Sargent and the participants.
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