This year our members voted for


as our charity of the year

Supporting Prostate & Breast Cancer throughout Ferndown & South Dorset

The Fletcher Foundation UK is completely independent and relies on the support of members of the public to help with its fundraising.




After the success two years ago of our Castleman Trail Sponsored Walk we have decided it is time to have another one. This will again be in aid of our nominated charity which for this year is the locally based Fletcher Foundation.

The route will be from the main car park at Hengistbury Head, straight along the coast to Poole Quay – a total of 11.4miles –EASY! The route is very simple and easy to follow. However, it will involve a stretch of pavement walking from Shore Road to Whitecliffe Road where the route turns left to follow the harbour side right in to Poole Quay. For those of you who would rather not commit to the entire length there will be two joining – or leaving -points along the way at Bournemouth Pier and Shore Road (where the promenade leaves the beach). The approximate distances of each section are:

Hengistbury to Bournemouth Pier –   4 miles

Bournemouth Pier to Shore Road – 3-4 miles

Shore Road to Poole Quay – 3 -4 miles

To ensure a safe and successful event we will need helpers as well as walkers for roles such as:

  • Marshals to record people departing and arriving at the various check points

  • First Aider

  • Emergency supporters

We will of course be sticking to the “Rule of 6” whilst walking. Unfortunately, we are not permitted to advocate the sharing of cars. However, the start, finish and joining points are all accessible by bus.

We recommend you bring water and light snacks with you but there are numerous refreshment kiosks along the route for you to purchase whatever else you may like. And the good news is – the pubs will be open for an outside drink at the end!

The entry fee is £10, to be paid by cheque and sent with the application form to me. Any additional sponsorship amount you wish to raise from family and friends. Keith Banks is the charity liason member and he will be contacting you with details of all the ways in which you can pay – including a “Just Giving Page” in due course.

 If you would like to take part in this walk – the first group event for more than a year-  with FU3A please complete the attached form and return it to:

Clare Clayton, Southdowns, Stapehill Road, Wimborne, BH21 7NF

It would help us if forms could be returned by Friday March 26th. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on May 1st.

Many thanks,

Your Committee.