Reasons why the Navigation Walk 2016 has been cancelled

Each year since 2011 the Rotary Club of Mirfield together with other local Rotary Clubs have held a walk along the Calder and Hebble Navigation and the Huddersfield Narrow and Broad canal tow paths and have, through the generosity of the walkers and their sponsors, raised over £60,000 which has been equally shared between the four Hospices along the route. 

The Boxing Day floods, which brought devastation to many areas, caused  significant damage to the tow paths, bankings and bridges along major sections of the Navigation Walk route thereby forcing the decision to cancel the walk planned for 2016.

The Canal and River Trust, along with the local authorities, should have everything repaired to enable a walk to be organised for Spring 2017 but Rotary are conscious that the Hospices will not receive the benefit of donations from the planned walk in 2016.

We are disappointed that the 2016 walk had to be cancelled.


Please, still make a donation to benefit the hospices

Donations can either be made online, using the payment method here.

Or my sending a cheque to Keith Steeples, 6 Dunbottle Close, Mirfield, WF14 9JD.

Cheques should be made out to "Rotary Club of Mirfield".

Or by giving a cheque to one of the other organisers, such as Gordon Walker, Ralph Pickles or Roy Carrington.

For information relating to donations you may send an email to "This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it."

If you have made a donation via this web site or by post, you can send an email and we will confirm whether the money has been received.


Gift Aid - Download Form

If you make a donation you can use Gift Aid.  

The gift aid form can be downloaded here:  Gift Aid Form 

You can send scanned copies of your completed Gift Aid forms via email to "This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." or by post to Keith Steeples at the address above.  


Navigation Walk Press Release - Download Flyer

The flyer asking people to donate towards the hospices can be downloaded here:  Navigation Walk 2016 Flyer

Please print off the flyer, preferably in colour, and display it in prominent locations, as we hope that people will still want to make donations to benefit the hospices.


Which Hospices will benefit from donations

The four Hospices which provide excellent service to the public of Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield namely, Overgate Hospice, Kirkwood Hospice, Wakefield Hospice and the Forget Me Not Children's Hospice. Each Hospice will receive an equal share of the donations.

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Who are the organisers?

Rotary Clubs from the Kirklees, Calderdale and Wakefield areas have combined forces to organise, administer and then manage the Rotary Navigation Walk since 2011. For 2015 and beyond, the Rotary Club of Mirfield has taken the lead on the administration and financial management of the event on behalf of the other clubs. Many other Rotary Clubs from within West Yorkshire have lent their support. You can make contact with the organisers: by telephone to The Registration Officer Rotarian Roy Carrington on 01924 492976 or by mail to Carldon House, 1A Hopton Lane Mirfield WF14 8JT or by email to "This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it."