SPRING NEWSLETTER 2016
The amount above represents funds raised in the Nene Valley during the 2015 campaign which comprised of the Oundle Pilgrimage for Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall, Robin Moore’s latest European walk which supports Prostate Cancer Uk and Cancer Research. Special thanks go to Wendy and family at The Angel Inn, Oundle where the presentation was held; also to Simon at the Rose & Crown, Oundle; and Mark and Rachael at The Rose & Crown Islip. ‘I can only apologise for not working harder to raise the customary four figure sum but in mitigation I am now a carer for my mother so it is difficult to organise charity work away from Cornwall. I am however heavily involved in supporting local charities across the Kingdom of Cornwall.
FUNDRAISING FOR CORNWALL HOSPICE CARE
Robin Moore walks for local charities and National causes having completed 30.000 miles on foot to date since 1992. He has also written numerous adventure books and walking guides: see: http://www.robin-moore.co.uk
His project The Cornish Pilgrimage is dedicated to Cornwall Hospice Care, raising awareness and funds for the charity as well as providing a good discovery route for Leisure/Recreation and Tourism.
THE CORNSH PILGRIMAGE
The advent of Spring provides the perfect incentive to get outdoors and enjoy warmer weather and lighter evenings. From Easter onwards the local community will be doing their bit to support Cornwall Hospice Care. Robin enthuses’We have already raised £500 from our 2015 Autumn effort and now aim to increase the fundraising purse to four figures by May. It is a realistic goal but would be a laudable effort to do this as the Gwennap Region is diminutive compared to the larger towns. I have raised thousands of pounds before at Carharrack and Comford so am confident this project will benefit the local charity.’ The complete 200-mile Pilgrimage of Cornwall is covered in 9 sections from Morwenstow to St Michael’s Mount along an ancient and modern route. It takes in cycle trails, old pilgrim routes, tramways, byways, canal, riverside and coast paths. Cycle access/alternatives are included in the guide or on our website: http://www.cornishpilgrimage.org.uk
Starting at Hayle we hope to walk The Cornish Pilgrimage to the Coppice Inn, Lanner on Witsun Bank Holiday Weekend (Sat 28th May) – ‘Come and join us and help raise money for Cornwall Hospice Care’!
MAY BANK HOLIDAY PILGRIMAGE ALONG THE CORNISH PILGRIMAGE
This section of the Cornish Pilgrimage Route runs for almost 15 miles along the Cornish Way Cycle Route via Gwinear, Camborne, Heartlands and the Gwennap Pilgrimage tramways. Off-road sections are covered on public footpaths and byways taking in ancient monuments and relics of industrial heritage.
This season’s fundraising started with great enthusiasm on Saturday 26th March with 8 Ball Boogie Band playing at The Coppice; and on Easter Sunday at 10.30, the first walk took place at The Coppice car park Lanner via the Tresavean Tramway and Carn Marth. We also walked on May Day Bank Holiday Sunday at The Coppice who hosted the motor bike annual rally. We will continue walking each bank holiday Sunday with a special event arranged for St Day Feast.
THE 2016 FEAST WEEKEND PILGRIMAGE WALK -Sunday 5th June
Raising Funds For Cornwall Hospice Care at The Star Inn, Vogue
VENUE: The Star Inn
DISTANCE: 5 miles
ENTRANCE FEE: £5 per person (this entitles participants to a Cornish Pilgrimage Passport and Certificate on Completion).
Using public footpaths and tramways associated with The Cornish Pilgrimage Route, this 5-mile walk takes in St Day, Crofthandy and Poldice Valley. We hope to break for refreshment at Scorrier before returning to the Star Inn via Mount Ambrose and Pink Moors.
For more information about The Cornish Pilgrimage please visit:
Robin Moore’s Walking For Charity On Face Book and YouTube
All the events are sponsored by charity walker Robin Moore and KELTEK Brewery. There are collection jars at each pub and we invite our patrons to make a contribution to Cornwall Hospice Care in support of the event.
EBOOKS/NEW BOOK TITLES
Please visit our EBOOKS Section at http://www.robin-moore.co.uk
And purchase our latest colour booklets (print set up is as A5). New titles include the Pilgrimage guides and A Pilgrimage of War and Words based on a visit to the battle fields of The Great War. Forth-coming titles feature ‘A Pub Walk in The Nene Valley’ and Robin Moore’s West Coast walk of New Zealand.
OTHER INFORMATION AND ACTIVITIES
As well as our website and GPS maps of routes, we have walking guides available at our local inns: The Star Inn; The Coppice Inn and other outlets which include:
The Cornish Library, Redruth
The Cornish Bookshop, Redruth
The Lanner Council
The St Day Post Office
The main Cornish Pilgrimage Guides are available at some of the Tourist Offices en route and bookshops in Penzance and St Ives. We will endeavour to produce them on the EBOOKS page of http://www.robin-moore.co.uk and possibly Amazon at a later time in the year.
Videos of all of Robin Moore’s Pilgrimages can be found on YouTube and Robin Moore’s Walking For Charity Page.
Robin will be walking the complete Cornish Pilgrimage throughout the Spring publishing and promoting his charity work. Any one wishing to join him on any part of the walk should look out for the itinerary post on his website and get in touch at either the Coppice or Star inn.
For the good of the community, Robin leads a volunteer litter-picking walk along part of the Gwennap Pilgrimage weekly on either Thursday or Saturday to help with the upkeep of our local footpaths. He also takes walking groups for tours along the Lanner/Vogue Region at weekends (some weekdays); starting from the Coppice Inn these include 3-5 mile walks catering for elderly social groups too (see website heading LANNEWR WALKS).
Usually our fundraising days are celebrated with entertainment at the inn afterwards which helps create a good social community forum; various local acts, cheese and wine evenings and folk nights/Cornish choir are included in the programme. We will update and advertise any forth-coming events
For more information about events contact The Coppice Inn, Lanner. Tel: 01209216668