Orienteering Challenge to raise funds for Barnardo’s children’s charity

Orienteering Course Launch

A charity Orienteering Challenge, suitable for families and accompanied children, is to be held next weekend in Bradley Stoke.

The event, which takes place in the Three Brooks Local Nature Reserve between 11am and 4pm on Sunday 22nd August, will raise funds for the children’s charity Barnardo’s.

Families, teams and individuals can have a go at a timed circuit (with prizes to be won). For younger children and families, shorter ‘nature trails’ will be available, following five habitat themes.

Entry is set at just £1 per person, irrespective of team size and under-5s go free. Maps will be provided and refreshments will be available.

The event will be based at the entrance to Savage’s Woods between Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre and the Community School playing fields [map].

Barnardo's Believe in Children

Organiser Leyla Roebuck says she had the idea for the event after doing some voluntary work at the charity’s Bristol office:

“Barnardo’s has always been a favourite of mine – I’m for anything that improves the quality of life in children.”

Barnardo’s South West spokesperson Martin Pitman told The Journal:

“I am delighted that one of our volunteer supporters has organised this interesting orienteering event in aid of Barnardo’s.

I know that Leyla, like us, is passionate about vulnerable and disadvantaged children and this seems like a great way to help whilst enabling the local community to join in the fun at the same time.”

The orienteering and nature trail in Bradley Stoke’s Three Brooks Local Nature Reserve was opened in September 2008.

Information packs can be purchased at Bradley Stoke Library or downloaded from the orienteering page on the South Gloucestershire Council website.

More info: Poster for the Orienteering Challenge [PDF, 189KB]

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