Marathon Charity Walk for Andover and District Mencap 24 November 2018

Kim and Mike meet Mencap walk organisers

The Watercress Way trustees are delighted that a charity group have decided to use the route for a sponsored walk on 24 November 2018.

They are walking the entire 27 miles in a day!

Mike and Kim met with Kayleigh and Mitchell of 60 Day Fat Loss Revolution who are organising the walk.

We were able to give them lots of advice about organising the day.

They expect 25 walkers and are starting from Alresford Station at 7am and walking up the droves to Sutton Scotney and then back through South Wonston, Kings Worthy and Itchen Abbas.

They expect it to take around 9 hours so should make it back to Alresford before dark!

They are raising money for Andover and District Mencap and give details below.

Walkers are seeking support to complete the New Children’s Respite Facilities Garden.

Rainbow Corner is a new 4 bed respite home in Andover. It is the only one in Andover and West Hampshire.

The Home will offer 1344 bed nights a year to families that are entitled to respite.

Respite enables families to have a break from their caring duties and recharge their batteries so that they can be the best parents for their children.

For the child it is a home from home and a safe place to be, and be happy.

The Garden is a blank canvas, and we are seeking support to develop it in to an all-weather stimulating environment for the children.

The entry level cost for this is 10k

Our dream is to have a range of specialist playground equipment in it to truly give the children a place to play and explore.

The full cost will be £30k

To donate visit   https://www.justgiving.com/companyteams/MarathonWalk60day

Our Latest News

Swan Inn Undercroft Full Of Keen Quizzers

Fundraising Quiz at the Sun Hotel, Alresford on Sunday 17 November 2019

We were delighted by the response to our 2nd annual Watercress Way Fundraising Quiz.

Kim And Jackie Itchen Abbas Talk Nov 2019

The Watercress Way – End of year Review of activities

The Watercress Way Trustees talked to Upper Itchen Valley Association AGM.

Walking The Track Bed At Marty Worthy

Guided Walk Sunday 20 October 2019 – Exploring ghosts of the past

16 walkers enjoyed a 4 mile stroll on a rare dry Sunday morning.

Worthy Down Halt Platform

Celebrating Conservation at Worthy Down Halt

This is the story of Worthy Down Halt, a derelict railway station in the heart of Hampshire that is simply bustling with wildlife.