Published on 10 February 2023

The second annual Diabetes Dawdle takes place around the historic sights of Old Portsmouth and Southsea seafront.

DRWF is pleased to announce the return of the Diabetes Dawdle – a sponsored walk along the seafront of Portsmouth.

The event is set to take place from 12pm on Saturday, 30th September.

The routes are both flat and easily accessible for all and begin in Old Portsmouth before taking you on a journey through historic Southsea.

New for this year, there will be an option to take part in a four- or seven-mile route.

The walk is planned to take in landmarks such as the Square Tower, built in 1494 during the reign of Henry VII and the Royal Garrison Church, built in about 1212 by the Bishop of Winchester.

You will also have breath-taking views out across the Solent for large sections of the walk, passing both of Portsmouth's piers (the perfect opportunity to stop for an ice cream!).

The return stretch takes in stunning views of the Spinnaker Tower and Gunwharf Quays.

A completion medal will be presented to all those taking part.

The walk is on a flat-route and is suitable for walkers of all abilities and is family and dog friendly.

Parking is available and there are three toilet stops along the way.

Secure your place today!

For details on entry costs visit the event page here

To sign up, please email Tim Green, DRWF Head of Community Fundraising

We ask for £50 minimum sponsorship per person or £75 per family. The money you raise will support children, young people and their families across the UK living with all types of diabetes and ensure we can continue to deliver on our research and educational commitments.

All participants will receive:
  • A welcome fundraising pack
  • A complimentary bottle of water at the beginning of the walk
  • A DRWF T-shirt on receipt of their first donation
  • A medal and certificate on completion
  • Dedicated 1:1 support from the DRWF Community Fundraising Team, including any assistance needed in setting up your online fundraising page
For details of all upcoming DRWF Fundraising events click here

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