WANTED - Volunteers for this year's LDWA Hundred


WANTED - Volunteers for this year's LDWA Hundred
WANTED - Volunteers for this year's LDWA Hundred

Your LDWA needs you for Y 100 Sir Fynwy

Friday 23rd May to Monday 25th May

 

Volunteers needed for Headquarters

As usual our volunteer weekend will involve a subtle blend of walking, waitressing, Wetherspoon’s and Welsh.  London Group will be helping out at headquarters and there will also be time for a Social Walk.

The event starts and finishes at Chepstow School NP16 5LR less than a mile from the Railway Station.  It is about a 2.5 hour Railway journey from London Paddington.

Chepstow is a historic border town with an imposing castle, which was built just after the Norman Conquest to keep the Welsh under control.  Both Offa’s Dyke National Trail and the Wye Valley Walk converge on the town with plenty of opportunity for interesting walks.

Monmouthshire has been particularly affected by recent flooding so it is not clear yet how this will affect the 100.  The checkpoint in Monmouth has had to be changed and one can only hope that there are not more serious issues such as damaged bridges etc.  It is however a stunningly beautiful area.  Even if it dries out we can expect walkers to be blistered, exhausted, deluded and in need of plenty of TLC.

We may need a few volunteers to help out before the start of the event from 7am to 10am on the Saturday mainly with general duties.  We will be free the rest of the day for a Social Walk.

London Group will then be on duty from 10am Sunday morning to 10am Monday morning. This period will be split into 3 shifts so volunteers can catch some sleep. 

Our duties will involve greeting and supporting returners, sorting baggage, helping serve food, clearing tables, emptying rubbish, monitoring loos and showers etc.  Our multi-skilled forces have faced many challenges in the past and I am sure our legendary grace and humour will be a great asset.  What better way to finish the 100 than to be meeted and greeted by our Luverley London Group.  Just hope it stops raining!

 

Now for the practical stuff. 

 

Accommodation

There will be a room set aside at headquarters for volunteers, which will be available from Saturday 8am until the finish of the 100.  You will need sleeping bags and mats.  Unfortunately the school is not available on Friday night.

This means either travelling up early from London on Saturday morning or finding accommodation locally.  Chepstow is a fairly small town and it looks unsurprisingly to be pretty booked up.  One possibility is Newport which is only 20 minutes by train from Chepstow.  Not quite as quaint but there is plenty of affordable accommodation.  I am staying in the Queens Hotel, a Wetherspoon’s, which may appeal to some more than others.  It is very central and only 150 metres from the Railway station.

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Transport

Cheap train tickets usually come available 3 months in advance.  I will provide information nearer the time.  If you are travelling by car and have places available that would be great.

 

Walks

There will be a chance for a Full Social Walk on Saturday.  This will be a circular following both Offa’s Dyke and the Wye Valley trails, passing the atmospheric ruins of Tintern Abbey.  The beautiful Wye Valley will make a nice change from the Capital Ring.

  

Programme

Friday 22nd May

7pm                            London group meet up for meal (tba)

Saturday 25th May    

10am                           Watch start of 100

11am onwards             SOCIAL WALK 

 

Saturday night will be free for sleeping

 

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Application form/Questionnaire

 

 Name

           

 

Will you be travelling by car?

 

How many spare passengers can you take?

 

Do you want a lift?

 

Are you a qualified First Aider?

 

Will you be around to join a group meal on Friday?

 

Would you like accommodation at Headquarters on Saturday/Sunday nights?

 

Would you like to join the Social Walk on Saturday?

 

Will you be available on Saturday from 7am to 10am to help out at headquarters?

 

 

 

Which shift(s) would you prefer? (You can tick as many as you want)

 

Shift 1   10am to 6pm     Sunday

 

Shift 2   6pm to 2am       Sunday/Monday

 

Shift 3   2am to 10am   Monday

 

Don’t Mind

 

 

Any questions or queries do e-mail me.   susannewaldschmidt@live.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

                    

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