Bridge the Gap Charity Walk raises over £47,000 for Arthur Rank and Romsey Mill
20 November 2019 • Community
Bridge the Gap, now in its eighteenth year was celebrated last night to mark the fundraising efforts of participants and volunteers. This year’s route attracted more than 2,000 walkers taking in Christ’s College, Cambridge University Library, the Mathematical Bridge and Darwin’s Garden among others. The event, which takes place every September, raised more than £47,000 for Arthur Rank Hospice Charity and Romsey Mill.
The Cambridge Building Society hosted the cheque presentation at their Central Cambridge store where guests were invited to reminisce on highlights from the 2019 walk. Attendees were able to relive the sunny day in September and representatives from Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, Romsey Mill and The Cambridge were all on hand to pay tribute to celebrate the total amount raised. We were also joined by The Mayor of Cambridge, Cllr Gerri Bird who cut the ribbon to begin this year’s walk.
Peter Burrows, Chief Executive at The Cambridge conducted the evening’s proceedings at the Central Cambridge store and revealed the total amount to Sharon Allen, The Chief Executive of Arthur Rank Hospice Charity and Neil Perry, The Chief Executive of Romsey Mill. Carole Charter, Head of Marketing at The Cambridge mentioned how well regarded Bridge the Gap is to the Society,
“Now in our 11th year as headline sponsors, we’re delighted to have played an active part in raising an incredible amount of money for two important local charities. Bridge the Gap goes from strength to strength every year and is a well-loved event for Cambridge residents, visitors and the team here at The Cambridge where we had over 150 team members and their friends and families take part!”