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Are you free on May 25? Fancy a stroll for Woodlarks? Or can you spare a few quid?

By Tom Winnifrith | Sunday 23 December 2018


In 2018 in the first Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks 33 mile walk, myself, Brokerman Dan and Lucian Miers raised more than £25,000 (£32,000 with gift aid) for the amazing, if unfashionable, Woodlarks Charity which provides unique holidays for severely handicapped young people and adults. Without the Woodlarks camp very few of those folks would get a holiday at all.

Last year Woodlarks operating expenses were £115,000 which shows how vital this walk is to its future. But there is so much more that the volunteers could do and so much – maintenance work that must be done – if only Woodlarks had more money.

The three controversial rogue bloggers (Lucian Miers, Tom Winnifrith and Brokerman Dan) will be back for another walk in 2019, on Saturday May 25, and this time the target fund raise is £40,000 as they will be joined by others aiming to assist this great cause.

Mining boss Andrew Bell completed 18 miles in 2018 but is determined to go the whole way in 2019. He will be joined by biotech entrepreneur Adam Reynolds and by legendary 76 year old Fleet Street veteran Brian Basham on the walk from Horse Hill to the Woodlarks camp. We hope that others will agree to take part and we will add their names to this page when they commit. If you are interested in joining us on the walk, which starts at 6 AM at Horse Hill, email

If you cannot make the whole 33 miles perhaps you would care to wait for the main team at pubs at 23 and 27 miles to join us there and help us over the line.

More importantly, this walk funds Woodlarks which changes lives. As you spend vast sums this Christmas please consider making a small donation to this great cause today. I will keep nagging you until we reach our target and beat it again! You can start the ball rolling on the 2019 appeal HERE

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