Bridge the Gap attracts support from the local business community

  • 19 August 2020

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Bridge the Gap, which is taking place in a new format for 2020, has received fantastic support from local Cambridge businesses. The Cambridge Building Society are our headline sponsor again this year which will mark twelve years of their valued support, along with support from TTP and Cambridge Assessment.

The event this year, which raises funds for Arthur Rank Hospice and Romsey Mill, invites you to take part in a novel alternative to the city’s traditional Bridge the Gap. The walk can be completed in one day or over a number of days between 29 August-20 September. A walkers pack will be provided and further details on how to secure your place can be found HERE.

Carole Charter, Chief Commercial Officer at The Cambridge explains their motivations for supporting the event:

“Supporting our community is at the heart of how The Cambridge operates and now more than ever we are delighted to continue working with these important local charities.

As headline sponsor for 12 years we know first-hand the difference funds raised from this event makes for people local to us. We are therefore proud to be able to support this new version of the walk and we will once again be encouraging our members and our teams to get involved.”

TTP, a technology company based in Cambridgeshire, have also continued their commitment to the event this year. Allan Carmichael explains why they feel particularly strongly about sponsoring Bridge the Gap 2020.

“This year more than ever we see the need for the most vulnerable in our community to have support. Bridge the Gap is an opportunity for us all to do our part in such an enjoyable manner. Where we can appreciate what we value so much while doing so contribute to the two charities who do so much good work.

TTP has a long-term objective to support the community where we live and work particularly when we can make a difference. Bridge the Gap is a perfect example of that community at work. “

Cambridge Assessment, an international exams group, are also sponsoring the event this year.

Vicky Evans tells us why she believes walkers should take part in Bridge the Gap:

“The walk is a really special event which for a number of years has been celebrating our amazing city whilst raising some vital funds for two really special charities.

This year has been really difficult for many people and although we can’t come together to walk in the usual way, the new walk format that we are using this year is a great way to get out and about and to explore some hidden parts of Cambridge. Most importantly I think a really good opportunity to have some socially distanced fun with our friends and family.”

A huge thank you to our fantastic sponsors who truly enable us to make Bridge the Gap such a success. Along with the valued sponsors above, we would like to extend our appreciation to the following groups and organisations who have continued to contribute to the event this year or have supported us previously.

Our media partners, Cambridge 105 along with The Co-Op and The Cambridge Rotary Club. Our music provided by Waterbeach Brass Band, City of Cambridge Brass Band, Blue Clovers, Sing Choir, Cambridge Lindy Hoppers and Jazzwave. Our tasty food and drink vendors Caffe Mobile, Cuppa JoJos, Nanna Mexico, Charlotte’s Ices and The Tin Kitchen. Zedify, Cambridge Tour Guides, University of Cambridge Colleges along with Aristocaterers, First Aid and Raynet for their on the day support.