Carers Thames Walk | Saturday 6th May 2017 | Carers Lewisham |

by Antonia

Carers Thames Walk is back this year! As supporters of Carers Lewisham, who support 6,000 carers around the borough. We would highly appreciate it, if you could participate in the walk and raise funds and awareness for them. For Adult Walkers : 

Pre-registered online before 1st May: £12.00

Register on the day: £15:00. Includes goody bag and t shirt.

Under 16 :

Pre-registered online before 1st May:  £6.00

Register on the day:   £7.50 includes goody bag.

Please register as soon as possible, and for donations please go to Carers Lewisham’s Virgin Money Giving Page.  You can contact Carers Lewisham by calling on 020 8699 8686 or e-mail If you would like to sponsor your local carers centre or just register for the walk,  please read the information below. Good luck and THANK YOU in advance! xo







The work of millions of Carers will be highlighted during a circular walk along the River Thames and past some of London’s iconic bridges on 6th May 2017. The walk will start from the Education Centre, Southwark Cathedral at 10 am. This event has been organised by ‘Carers Thames Walk’ to raise the profile and celebrate the work of not only some three quarter of a million Carers who live in London but almost 7 million Carers in the UK.

Carers are hidden heroes who without any payment provide care to their loved ones, in many cases 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They could be a husband, wife, father, mother, brother, sister, son, daughter, other relative or even a friend or neighbour. Carers are on occasions highly stressed and desperately in need of better support. Local Carers Centres provide that support.

A study by Carers UK and the University of Sheffield shows that the care provided by family members and friends to their loved ones who are ill, frail or disabled is now worth a staggering £132 billion every year – close to the cost of a second NHS.

Calling all Walkers: We hope that many of you, whether or not you are a Carer, will join us with members of your family and friends or colleagues for a fun walk to raise funds for your local Carers Centre.

Any one can participate in the event to support this worthy cause. By being sponsored by their relatives and friends a worthwhile sum of money can be raised for their Local Carers Centres and organisations. In previous years £65,000 approximately has been raised which has been used for many schemes to support Carers including for a short break for Carers or much needed equipment.

For further information, or to register for the walk: visit our website:; or contact: *Colin Shurrock (Chairman):; Tel: 01179738329

*Peter Tihanyi (Deputy Chairman):; Tel: 02084449647

*Jenny Massey:

*Baj Mathur MBE:; Tel: 02088454426