Charity Walk 2013 


 “Join us for a Charity Stroll!”


Moseley Rugby Club’s annual Stratford Stroll for Charity – Saturday 29th June



The 11th annual walk along the picturesque Stratford-on-Avon Canal takes place on Saturday 29th June and Moseley Rugby Club are appealing for walkers and sponsors.


Over 70 took part last year and included again this year there are also 10 and 5 mile options for those who either don’t fancy or can’t spare the time for the full 22 mile version.


The British Heart Foundation, Midland Air Ambulance, Cure Leukaemia and the club’s own charity The Moseley Rugby Community Foundation have benefitted over the years to the tune of almost £30,000.


The full route once again starts at Mary Arden’s House in Stratford, whilst the shorter options start at The Boot at Lapworth (10 mile version) and  The Bluebell at Earlswood (5 mile version).


The club lays on transport from the Rugby Club in Billesley (Birmingham B13) to the various start points. The timings means that all the walkers should arrive back at the club for a ‘thank you’ BBQ around the same time.


A highly enjoyable day out in good company – and raising money for great causes.


Timings and further information:

Saturday 29th June.

•           22 mile version – 8am at Moseley Rugby Club (9.15 start in Stratford)

•           10 mile version – 11.30am for a 12.15 start at The Boot

•           5 mile version – 2pm for a 2.45pm start at The Bluebell


4pm onwards: BBQ (and bouncy castle etc) back at the rugby club. Those not able to undertake the walk are of course very welcome to come directly to the club for the BBQ – their sponsorship is greatly appreciated.


To join in (open to all – and very welcome you’ll be made to feel) simply get a sponsorship form from Lee Evans on 07803 182598 or e-mail   or 


 Full Walk (22 miles) – Itinerary
1. Meet 8.00am at Moseley Rugby Club, Yardley Wood Road, Billesley, Birmingham B13 0TP.
2. We will then transport you to the canal side near Mary Ardens House to start the walk at approximately 9.15am.
3. There will be several places to stop (including 5 or 6 pubs) on route, but it is highly recommended that you bring the following: Drinks, a light snack, sun cream, sun hat or waterproof jacket (if the weather is a bit dodgy). Please wear good shoes and sensible clothing. DO NOT LET/LEAVE ANYONE TO WALK ON THEIR OWN, PLEASE CALL ONE OF THE

10 Mile Walk – Itinerary
1. Meet at clubhouse 11.30am.
2. You will be transported to “The Boot” at Lapworth and you will start the walk at approximately 12.15pm.
3. As per 22 mile itinery – Please read very IMPORTANT.

5 Mile Walk – Itinerary
1. Meet at clubhouse 2.00pm.
2. You will be transported to “The Bluebell” at Earlswood and you will start the walk at approximately 2.45pm.
3. As per 22 mile itinery – Please read very IMPORTANT.

There will be service vehicles that will follow us on our route and they will stop not only at the pubs but also at convenient points (18 in total on route) and they will be contactable by mobile phone if needed in an emergency. They will also have water on board, although you can always top-up at one of the pubs. Lee Evans, Dave Warren and Paul Bracken will act as last
men to make sure everyone is OK and no one is left behind.

When you get back, meet friends and family. We are having a barbeque and there will be entertainment for the younger ones, a bouncy castle and no doubt many tales of woe from the walkers. You don’t have to do the walk, just come and enjoy the day and meet the players and coaching staff, plus all the walkers.

Most of all have a great day, (all we need is a bit of sunshine), but please act sensibly and have respect for your fellow walkers and other canal users. One of us will be carrying a bucket to collect on the way, so don’t upset the locals.

Please take a sponsorship form at the bar, and leave your name, address and contact number or email address, we can keep you updated and record the number of people taking part.

The walk is open to everyone, but we MUST know the numbers to make sure the day runs smoothly.