Annual Riverside Walk

As the 15 July date of the Annual Riverside Walk draws closer, plans are in place for the welfare of participants.

To provide shelter during the lunch stop at Warnham Nature Reserve, the 1st Roffey Scout Group has once again kindly agreed to loan and erect large tents to give protection from rain or hot sun.

Jane Apostolou, chair of the organisers, Horsham Town Community Partnership (HTCP), said: “The help from the Scouts will be great benefit on the day and contribute to its success. We want to be prepared.”

The 1st Roffey Scout Group is one of the oldest Scout groups in Horsham, having been continuously in existence from 1920. Scouting encourages young people and adults to develop and learn, whilst having fun, and offers a range of scouting activities for boys, girls and young adults aged 6-18, through Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers.

The four sections hold regular weekly meetings and try to spend as much time as possible outdoors, taking part in regular camps as well as hiking competitions, competition shooting and water sports.

Paddington Bear™: This year, those taking part on the Walk are being asked to collect cash, perhaps by sponsorship, for the local children’s charity Action Medical Research, whose mascot, Paddington, will be present on the day.

Paddington will assist at the start of the Walk, at 10am at Horsham Rugby Club, and will be at Warnham by lunch time. Later, back at the club, he will help by handing out certificates to walk finishers.

Please contact Action by phone: 07821 117881 or email: for a sponsorship pack (or donate on the day).

Registration: HTCP are asking for registration beforehand, by phone: 07780 701184 or email:, to help to discern likely numbers for catering purposes.

Further information can be seen on the website:

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