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TCF walks are back!

We’ve turned the corner of this winter but still have a little way to go. As we look forward to Spring, TCF will be organising a series of monthly walks through to the Autumn.

2022 will be the fourth year of our London Walks program which grows in popularity each year. The walks are free to all bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings, but all donations are gratefully received.

For some, joining a walk has been their first contact with TCF. Many bereaved parents join the walks regularly and newcomers are warmly welcomed. On every walk there tends to be a mix of new and returning walkers.

The walks are led by bereaved dad Terry Ahern, who is an experienced walk leader and has considerable knowledge of our capital city. The walks often visit places that many have never been to before.

In Terry’s introduction before every walk, he comments that you are in the best company because everyone on the walk with you has lost a child, grandchild or sibling. There are no awkward conversations, you can feel at ease.

Some come along with a partner or family member, others on their own. Whichever way, everyone is welcome and becomes a valued part of our walking community.

There is a cafe lunch stop included but for those wishing to bring a packed lunch there will be a suitable area nearby.

The route begins by meeting at a central station and normally ends close to an underground or railway station with an option to stay a little longer for a well-earned drink at a traditional pub.

For this year, the walks will again alternate between green rand urban areas with commentary on places of interest along the way.

Terry has planned some walks this year which will explore charming parts of the city not on the normal tourist trail such as Islington, Cannonbury and Stoke Newington. We will walk along, not just the Thames but London’s other river, the Lea. There’s lots to look forward to!

In addition and in a change from our usual format, for the first time, there will be a walk embracing the concept of Walking Meditation & Mindfulness. This walk will be in the countryside within easy reach of London, so a 30 minute journey from a mainline station. More details of this will follow.

Save the Date

The first walk for 2022 will be on Saturday 23rd April in Richmond. Those who have been on this walk before will know that the highlight will be the ‘Isabella Plantation’ which should be awash with colour from the incredible collection of azaleas, rhododendron and other beautiful blooms. Find out more details shortly

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