Meningitis Now staff member Andy Hopkinson

Meningitis Now's Five Valleys Walk is back for 2022

Andy Hopkinson | 1st June 2022

Tickets are now on sale for our favourite event of the year – the Five Valleys Walk

Meningitis Now brings back Five Valleys Walk for 2022

We can’t wait to welcome you back to this flagship fundraising event through the stunning Cotswold countryside, which is back after a two-year break, 35 years since it was first walked. 

So, get the date in your diary now – Sunday 25 September – and book your tickets today through our Five Valleys Walk page or call our office on 01453 768 000. By joining us for the walk you’ll be helping us move ever closer to our ambitious target of beating meningitis in the UK within a generation.

The Five Valleys Walk holds a special place in our hearts and offers a fabulous day of walking, entertainment and local food.

Needn’t be a tough challenge

As always, the beauty of the walk is that you don’t have to complete the full 21-mile circuit, which can be a tough challenge. Choose your distance between our eight checkpoints, covering anything from 1.5 miles to the full 21, and when you’ve had enough get a free bus back to your starting point.

Our Fundraising Officer Kat Hollywell, who’s organising this year’s walk, said: “We’d love you to join us for the Five Valleys Walk this year to make this our biggest and best year yet. 

“Every step you take will help raise vital awareness and funds for research and support that will make a real difference to those who are at risk from meningitis and those whose lives have already been changed forever because of it. 

“The Five Valleys Walk is a great day out in the countryside and really does help Meningitis Now move closer to our vision, where no one dies from meningitis and everyone affected gets the support they need. 

“We estimate across the UK 22 people a day get meningitis. That’s why this year we're asking every Five Valleys walker to raise a minimum of £22 in sponsorship, or to donate £22, so that we can ensure everyone affected receives the support they need. 

“Everything you need to get started with your fundraising will be included in your Welcome Pack, which you’ll receive when you sign up.”

Fabulous line up

We also have a fabulous line-up of local businesses joining us along the route, providing you with snacks and drinks, and our team will be ready to welcome you at Stroud Cricket Club with live music, hot food and – if you manage the full 21 miles – a voucher for a free drink.

Kat added: ‘This year we also celebrate the vital role that the people of Stroud and the surrounding areas have played in the fight against meningitis over the last 36 years. Your support so far has helped introduce five meningitis vaccines into the UK vaccination programme

“In the wake of the Covid pandemic we need your help more than ever.

“Because meningitis can affect anyone at any time it’s the perfect opportunity for the whole family to do their bit to support people living with the impact of the disease. Please join us if you can.” 

Tickets for the Five Valleys Walk cost £12.50 for an Adult (18+) and £6.50 for a Child (under 5s free). A Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) is £35 and a Group ticket (4 adults) is £40.

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