Fun For Life
The Sunset Seaside  Stroll

The Sunset Seaside Stroll, is a fun filled, inspirational walk from the Leas Minster, to Queenborough. Starting half an hour before sunset, it has great views of the Thames estuary as the sun sets.
 
The walk is a distance of around 5 miles, and a couple of us did it in around two hours twenty minutes. We stay on the seafront for as much as possible, leaving for a it short distance to go through Blue town. Returning to the old seawall, we pass the car compound, before the last stretch towards Queenborough, with lights from across the bay, and the boats in the harbour looking very scenic.

2016 was a stunning success, the stroll again had grown with nearly 140 Strollers walking the route from the Minster Lease to Queenborough. We were again blessed with a lovely Sunset, and at the presentation night, on Friday the 16th September, we handed cancer research UK, a cheque for £7,013.32, nearly £2,000 more than 2015. 

We wish to thank everyone for their help and support, and for making the fourth Stroll such a fantastic, successful event.

The 2017 Stroll will be on the 12th of August, and as we are celebrating 50 years since 1967 the "Summer of Love" We have set the theme for fancy dress as the sixties

To launch our 2017 recruitment drive, we will be holding a "Stars of the Sixties hunt" on May the 20th. Richard Jeferies has done twenty fantastic pictures of Sixties artists, and we will hiding them in shop windows around Sheerness High street and the Broadway. Find all twenty to have your name put in a draw. The draw will be made the following Wednesday live on Sheppey FM, during Jeanette McLaren's helping hand show, and there will be an adult and a junior prize

So come and find Sergeant Pepper and the Fun For Life committee to get and entry form

   

 

There was coverage in the press last year about charities, and how they handle personal details etc. I would like to assure you all that, A/ the address you give us on registration form, will only be used to send you your welcome pack. B/ any phone numbers you give us on the form are for emergency purposes only. C/ No information given to us on your form will be passed on to anyone outside of the Fun For Life committee, not even to cancer research UK, (cruk.) Although the Sunset seaside Stroll is sanctioned by cruk, it is not run by them, it is run by a group of volunteers, who get nothing from the event, other than the joy of doing it

 

We have been nominated for the 2016 Mayor of Swale's  fundraising award 





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  • In aid of

    The Sunset Seaside Stroll, is organized by the Fun For Life Committee, to raise funds for cancer research UK. We are supported by cancer research, but the Fun For Life Committee, are not employed by the charity. 


  • Sheppey FM

    Sheppey FM have worked well with us since the start of the stroll, and will be providing a drinks stop, by their studio on Sheerness seafront


  • Interview on BRFM

    We have a a very good relationship with Brfm, and they have supported our fundraising since we started. On Monday 7th of February I went to the studio to be interviewed on the Daniel Nash community show


A word from the chair
    When we as the Fun For Life committee came up with the idea of the Sunset Seaside Stroll, we wanted to make the event something more than just a fundraiser. We wanted the event to be inspirational, a commemoration and a celebration as well as a fundraiser. From the feedback we have received, I believe we have achieved that.
    The fourth Sunset Seaside Stroll took place on the 13th of August 2016, and with just about 140 people registered and some great fancy dress costumes, there was an amazing atmosphere. On our presentation night on the 16th of August, we were able to give cancer research UK a cheque for £7,013.32 beating last year by nearly £2,000
    I would like to thank those who took part, and helped to make the event such a success, with out your support we would have stumbled at the starting blocks,
     Before I finish, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the committee, who have supported me the last few years, and kept me on track with what we have been doing. So thank you to Sharon, Joy, Janet, Mark, Steve (Bakey Bean) and Steve 
    I got involved with raising funds for cancer research UK after I lost my mum to cancer in 2007. With your help I know we can beat this thing, so come along and join the fight.
   

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