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Bridge the Gap

Charity walk around Cambridge University grounds


On Sunday 14th September you are invited to take part in a picturesque 5 mile walk which will give you a behind the scenes look at 10 of the University’s colleges.

Bridge the Gap breaks down the barriers between town and gown and is a fantastic family day out.

To view the Bridge the Gap video clip produced by The Cambridge BS, please click HERE

It is wheelchair and pushchair friendly, and brings together people of all ages and abilities.

The 2014 route includes St John’s, Trinity, King’s, Darwin, St Catharine’s, Corpus Christi, Emmanuel, Christ’s, Sidney Sussex and Jesus Colleges.

Participants will be treated to music from the Arco Iris, Waterbeach brass band and Sing! Choirs.

The Society of Cambridge Tourist Guides will also be on hand to talk about the history of the Colleges and grounds.

At the end of the walk a lively atmosphere in the tea tent will welcome you back to Jesus Green.

Join us for this special day out and help us reach our fundraising goal of £50,000 in support of the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity and Press Relief, two valuable charities working within our local community.

This is a unique opportunity to see some of the fantastic Cambridge colleges and we’d love for you to join us.

And don't forget corporate teams are also welcome as the event which is now in its 13th year forms a great team building exercise for many local companies


"I’ve lived in Cambridge for 30 years and never seen what was behind that fence." was just one of the comments of a previous participant

Arthur Rank Hospice is dedicated to providing specialist palliative care and support to adult patients and their family, friends and carers.  All care is provided free of charge, and is offered to people living throughout much of Cambridgeshire.  The aim is to enable patients and those close to them to live as fully as possible, and make the most of the time that's left.

Press Relief was founded in 2003, with the aim of using the influence of the Cambridge News and all the other publications within the Cambridge Newspapers group, to its best effect - to help raise cash for local charities. Nearly £540,000 has been raised and funds have been awarded to many local groups and individuals in need


To view the route, click HERE

To help us advertise the event and encourage more people to take part, we would be really grateful if you could download our POSTER and display it at your workplace, in your car or near where you live!

It is a great family day out and benefits Arthur Rank Hospice Charity and Press Relief - the community fund run by Cambridge News.

To Register..

£18 up until 9am on 12th September, or join us on the day for £20

The early bird discount of £12 per person which was available until 14th August has now ceased.

For further details or to be send a postal registration form, please call the fundraising team on  01223 723115.

If you choose to register on the day please note walkers may set off from Jesus Green between 9.30am and 11am and we shall look forward to welcoming you between these times. 

  • By submitting this form, you confirm that you are aged 18+ and have read and agree with the terms of entry below
  • All participants under 18 years of age MUST be accompanied by an adult with a strict ratio of 1 Adult : 4 minors

Terms of entry
  1. Alcohol must not be brought to or consumed before, during or after the Bridge the Gap Walk
  2. Bridge the Gap is a walking event – it is not a race. With the exception of Mobility Scooters, no other form of transport is allowed (such as scooters and roller skates).
  3. All entrants must take responsibility for their own health. If you have any medical conditions or have any concerns about your ability to complete the walk please consult your doctor.
  4. In the unforeseeable event that the Bridge the Gap cannot take place, every attempt will be made to rearrange the date. Refunds will only be given if Bridge the Gap is unavoidably cancelled by the ARHC or Cambridge Newspapers Ltd. Come rain or shine, the event takes place!
  5. We ask all participants along with their supporters to be respectful of local residents whilst out on the route and not to make any excessive noise.
  6. ARHC and Cambridge Newspapers Ltd to the extent permitted by law, exclude liability for any loss, damage, injury, consequential loss suffered by any entrant personally or to their property as result of their entry to or participation in Bridge the Gap
  7. Bridge the Gap is organised by and for the benefit of Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, Cambridge, and the Press Relief Charity. It is not linked in any way to any other event.
  8. ARHC and Cambridge Newspapers Ltd will not accept liability for public health.
  9. If you cannot attend you must contact the Charity Office as soon as possible and return your sponsorship form. For insurance purposes you cannot give your place to another person.
  10. It is illegal to use any sponsorship raised to cover any expenses you incur from entering. All sponsorship raised for the event must be passed to ARHC. For security purposes, please do not bring sponsorship money with you on the day.
  11. All children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times during the event.
  12. No pets or other animals are allowed along the route.
Team Members
You may add up to 10 members to your team

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The money raised from this event is equally split between the two benefiting charities; Arthur Rank Hospice Charity: 1133354, and Press Relief Community Fund: 1099122