£2 pays for a headscarf set, helping to boost the confidence of a woman who has lost her hair as a result of her breast cancer treatment.
£52 pays for a personal appointment with our HeadStrong service to help women cope with the distress of hair loss from cancer treatment.
£132 pays to connect someone going through breast cancer with a trained volunteer who has had a similar experience to them and can provide one-to-one support and reassurance.
What we do
Welcome to the Pink Ribbonwalk 2013 in association with woman&home. Escape to the countryside for a day of breathtaking views and an amazing atmosphere. Our team will support you around a beautiful 10 or 20-mile route so you can cross the finish line in style in front of friends and family, with a medal, massage and celebratory BBQ. Select a location to see pictures from last year's walks.
Here are the venues for our 2013 Pink Ribbonwalk events:
|Leeds Castle, Kent
Saturday 8 June 2013
|Marble Hill Park, Twickenham, London
Saturday 15 June 2013
Every year 55,000 people, around 400 of them men, hear the devastating news they have breast cancer. Our information and support is there for every one of them whenever they need it.
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Costs and sponsorship
Can I take part as a team? (Take a look at the 'Teams' section for further details)
Arriving on the day
During the walk
The finish line
The Pink Ribbonwalk is a fundraising event for Breast Cancer Care. There are five walks taking place in 2013. There will be two circular routes available at each walk, a 20-mile and a 10-mile route.
The dates for the Breast Cancer Care 2013 Pink Ribbonwalk events are:
Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire – Saturday 11 May 2013
Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1PX
Scone Palace, Perth – Saturday 18 May 2013
Perth, Scotland PH2 6BD
Petworth House, West Sussex – Saturday 1 June 2013
Petworth, West Sussex GU28 0AE
Leeds Castle, Kent – Saturday 8 June 2013
Maidstone, Kent, ME17 1PL
Marble Hill Park, Twickenham, London – Saturday 15 June 2013
Richmond Road, Twickenham, London TW1 2NL
More information on the venues can be found at:
The Pink Ribbonwalk is open to women and men of all abilities. The minimum age to take part is 16, and those under the age of 18 must be with a responsible adult at all times. We request that there is at least one adult present for every two underage participants.
It doesn't matter if you are an experienced walker or have never done anything like this before as long as you put in the training. It's designed to be challenging but achievable. Please remember that the routes will take in some hills so do some hill walks during your training.
There is plenty of time to train. Training tips are included in your support pack, which you will receive when you sign up. You will be supported every step of the way by Breast Cancer Care.
The entry fee to take part in the Pink Ribbonwalk is £30 per participant. This entry fee is non-refundable. For this you will receive:
- an emailed support pack with event details, training guides, sponsorship form and fundraising tips
- monthly Pink Ribbonwalk e-newsletters
- a posted final event pack with last-minute details
- a pink ribbon for you to write a personal message
- a Pink Ribbonwalk T-shirt to wear on the day
- a personal walking number
- free entry into the grounds of a stately home (where applicable)
- access to private land and restricted areas
- refreshments and toilet facilities on the route
- a Pink Ribbonwalk medal, and treats and a celebratory BBQ at the finish
- a certificate showing your fundraising total.
Each participant must raise a minimum of £175 in sponsor money (in addition to the £30 entry fee). This must reach Breast Cancer Care by Friday 19 July 2013.
The Pink Ribbonwalk is a fundraising event and the money raised from this event will help Breast Cancer Care to continue to provide our vital services to those affected by breast cancer.
Online: Sign up
or telephone: 0870 145 0101
Participants enter on a first come, first served basis. Entries close once the event limit is reached for health and safety reasons or two weeks before the date of the event. We strongly encourage you to sign up straight away, which would also give you more time to raise your minimum £175 sponsorship. We ask for a minimum amount so that we can estimate how much we will be able to raise, and commit these funds to our services. We feel this fundraising sum also reflects the scale and difficulty of the challenge.
The start ceremony for the 10-mile walks is at 11.45am. Walkers then set off together at 12 noon.
Yes you will be able to enter on the day. Go to the registration marquee where you will be given your walking number. You will also be able to pick up a T-shirt and pink ribbon from the main marquee.
Yes, you may walk as part of a team. However, you must each enter individually for the event you're taking part in. Please see our 10 easy steps to setting up a team for more information.
Yes. If you are unable to take part on the day, a friend or relative can take your place by completing a swap form. Go to the registration tent
Parking facilities are available for all participants and their supporters. Each participant will receive a car park pass nearer the time to gain free entry into the grounds to park in the Pink Ribbonwalk designated car park. Please follow the directions of the car parking stewards on arrival. Allow extra time for your journey as the roads on the approach to the venues may be busy.
The 20-mile walks usually take between six and nine hours to complete, including rest stops. The 10-mile walks between three and five hours including rest stops.
There will be two separate start times for the 10-mile and 20-mile walkers, but the routes have been designed so walkers will all come together at a certain point. This means there's the chance to walk back to the finish line together for a triumphant celebration!
The Pink Ribbonwalk routes are circular so you'll finish back at the start venue.
‘Cheering Stations’ will be positioned at various points along the routes. These can be reached by car so do invite friends and family who wish to offer support to come along. Further details will be provided in your monthly e-newsletters. If they'd like to volunteer to help on the day please see the volunteering section.
These walks take place through beautiful surroundings. As the walks are in the countryside (with exception of Marble Hill Park, which takes in some of the Royal Parks) you will encounter all sorts of terrain including fields, country and private lanes, grassy meadows, uneven farmland, undulating forest trails, footpaths and riverside walks. There will be some steep sections as well as some longer hills, so please ensure you include some hill walking in your training programme.
You'll have to walk in single file along some sections, and there'll also be a small number of roads to cross, with caution. These will be marshalled at all times. Because most walks are in the countryside there are some stiles. We've tried to minimise these and, where possible, there'll be marshals to help walkers over them if needed.
There'll be toilets at the start and finish, and at rest stops at regular intervals along the route (about every three to five miles).
There'll be water at the rest stops at regular intervals along the route, along with some fruit and snacks to keep your energy up. However, we recommend that you carry some water and your lunch with you in your daypack. A celebratory BBQ will be provided for you when you cross the finish line.
There's a wide selection of hotels and guesthouses in the local areas. Find a local bed and breakfast.
You'll be well supported and guided throughout the walk and there will always be someone friendly to talk and walk with. Pink Ribbonwalk signs will be clearly placed all the way along the route.
At regular intervals there will be marshals to help guide and encourage you. They are there to ensure you enjoy your special day so if they offer any advice, it's worth listening to it.
There'll be several rest stops with volunteers to help answer any questions. There'll be a contact number for us on the day in case you need any assistance while on the route.
To help identify participants, please wear your free Pink Ribbonwalk T-shirt and personal walking number.
Because the Pink Ribbonwalk is a walking event, running isn't allowed. This is for your safety, and that of other participants and the general public, with whom we share parts of the routes.
We can't let anyone start the walk early as our route marshals and medics won't be in places.
You'll get a well-deserved medal and a BBQ meal when you cross the finish line (your friends and family are also welcome to buy the BBQ meal). And there'll be some special treats as our way of saying thank you for your hard work and dedication.
As there are some less accessible sections and some stiles we cannot allow children or pushchairs on the route, although they are more than welcome to come and cheer you on.
If you would like to join the Pink Ribbonwalk and are a wheelchair user please contact email@example.com to find out more.
Dogs must be under the control of their owner and kept on a lead at all times. You need to be happy that it's capable of completing the 10 or 20-mile route. We recommend that it comes with you on your training so it's used to walking long distances, at your pace and on a lead. You'll also need to bring a dog bowl as they won't be provided along the route. Previously when it's been hot, some dogs weren't able to finish. The routes pass through farmland where there are sheep, cows and horses as well as parkland with deer.
We're always looking for volunteers to help make the Pink Ribbonwalk a success. We're looking for people on the day to come and help with a variety of roles. For more information see our Volunteer information.
If you have any further questions then you can get in touch with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0870 145 0101
How you can help
The Pink Ribbonwalk could not happen without the support of our wonderful volunteers. We need more than 100 of them at each event so why not bring friends to join in the fun?
Volunteering at the Pink Ribbonwalk is a great opportunity to meet new people, learn new skills and, most important, be part of a truly uplifting event. We have a variety of roles available on the day so please take a look at our information packs below for further details:
'I lost my mum to breast cancer, so when I saw the ad for Pink Ribbonwalk volunteers, I registered straight away (then nagged around 12 colleagues to do the same!). I was made to feel welcome from the minute I arrived and I was so glad I had the chance to be part of such a special day. I greeted the walkers and signed them in – I loved doing this because I got to smile all day and see the cheerful, happy faces arrive. It was even more heart-warming to welcome the same people at the finish line and I was so proud of everyone! The atmosphere at the events is positive and uplifting and there’s a real feeling that we’re all in this together. For me, volunteering is a gift – I get to be part of a community that does something wonderful to support Breast Cancer Care while I’m also doing something personal to honour my mum’s life.'
Scone Palace Pink Ribbonwalk volunteer
Register to volunteer today!
If you'd prefer you can download and fill out our forms:
Register now to volunteer at a Pink Ribbonwalk near you!
If you have any other questions or queries regarding volunteering, please email email@example.com or call 0207 960 3566
Other ways to get involved
If you can't volunteer on the day then why not become one of our Event Champions or join our Pink Ribbonwalk Committee?
Become a Breast Cancer Care Event Champion
We are looking for Event Champions who can help promote our fundraising events where they live and in their local communities. We need you to spread the word to help make this the best Pink Ribbonwalk yet!
This might mean putting up posters in schools, doctor’s surgeries and libraries, or putting something on the intranet at work. You might be able to talk about the event, your training and your fundraising on your blog, Twitter, or Facebook page. Maybe you could hold a talk at a local club or group. We can help give you ideas on how to spread the word or perhaps you already have some ideas of your own.
Your Champion activities can take up as little or as much time as you can spare, and we'll keep you updated via our regular e-newsletters.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Join a Pink Ribbonwalk Committee
Committees are made up of a small group of people who live close to where our Pink Ribbonwalk events take place and who are supporters of the charity. They meet three to four times before the event to discuss and brainstorm ideas to build awareness and increase numbers taking place, as well as recommend local suppliers and contacts to use on the day. A Breast Cancer Care representative will be present at each meeting.
If you are interested in joining a committee, or know of anyone else who would be, get in touch by emailing email@example.com
If you fancy taking part in the Pink Ribbonwalk but don’t want to walk alone, why not invite your friends, family and colleagues to walk as part of a team? Please note that the minimum fundraising is set at £175* per participant and not per team. All money raised will be split evenly between all team members.
Setting up a new team
Joining my friend’s team
Frequently asked questions about creating a team
I can’t accept the invite I was sent to join my friend’s team. What can I do?
If you are having a problem with the website, you can call us on 0870 145 0101 and we'll help you to join your friend’s team over the phone.
What should I do if I have forgotten my login details for the website and I need to log in to set up a team?
On the Pink Ribbonwalk home page, click on the 'forgotten password?' link at the bottom of the sign-in box. Type in the email address you used to register, and click 'submit'. This will automatically email a password reminder to you.
If you still can’t log in, or are unsure of your username, please call us on 0870 145 0101 and we can set up a team for you over the phone.
I’m having a problem with the website, and I want to create a team. Can I set up a team over the phone?
Yes, you can. Call the Pink Ribbonwalk helpline on 0870 145 0101 and ask to create a team.
My friends and I are already registered. Can we still form a team?
Yes, you can. If you have already registered, please log in and click on the ‘Create a team’ link. Then follow our 10 easy steps as shown above.
My friend and I are taking part in the Pink Ribbonwalk but at two separate venues, can we still form a team?
Yes, even if you and your team mates are unable to take part at the same venue you can still fundraise as a team. You can do it online by following our 10 easy steps to setting up a team.
Registrations are now closed. Can I still join my friends’ team?
Yes, you will be able to join your friends’ team even after registrations have closed. You will need to call 0870 145 0101 and we can help.
My team hasn’t received my invitation to join my team. What do I do?
On occasions emails can end up in people’s spam folders so make sure you've checked your junk or spam folder. If you are still having trouble please call us on 0870 145 0101.