So far, Henfield village has raised over £6,500 for this charity, and counting!

There will be two village walks running simultaneously on Sunday 21 October from 2pm, organised by BN5 magazine and supported by Henfield businesses and organisations. You are welcome to join either walk, please choose according to your mobility and fitness level. Henfield Joggers will be running the cross-country route, if you prefer running to walking. You can find more info on page 26 of October’s BN5 or in the October Parish Magazine.

The Twittens Walk
A short loop starting at Stokes Garden in Cagefoot Lane, past the Tanyard Pond, St Peter’s and along Church Street. Then back up the High Street to finish in the Garden Room, Henfield Hall. Pushchair, wheelchair and mobility scooter friendly, suitable for young and old alike. Approximate distance 1km (2/3 mile) taking around 15 mins.

The Cross Country Walk

A more energetic walk from the same start at Stokes Garden in Cagefoot Lane, through the village and across fields to the Downs Link and along the river bank back into Henfield and finishing at the Garden Room. This requires walking boots or suitable footwear as it may be muddy. There will be some stiles to climb and the track is uneven and unmade, across fields, in places. The walk is around 7km (4.3miles) and will take around 1½-2 hours to walk.

There will be tea, coffee and homemade cakes afterwards at the Garden Room of the Henfield Hall along with the BP Guild barbeque selling hot-dogs, every penny raised will go to the Brain Tumour Charity. In the evening, there will be a band at The White Hart, with further fundraising for the Brain Tumour Charity. We have had generous support from local businesses who have donated cakes, tea, beer and sausages and rolls for the barbeque, all adding to the fundraising effort.

Other fundraising events are happening throughout the village in support of the Brain Tumour Charity in October – including cake sales, a Quiz Night at The George, a Spinathon at Henfield Leisure Centre and Pilates classes for the Brain Tumour Charity. Henfield Birdwatch are organising a birdwatch walk where you can sponsor members to spot as many species as they can and Richwards are organising a raffle. Look out for the bright red donation buckets in lots of Henfield shops.

Please wear red if you can, and bring some money with you for tea, cake, beer and hotdogs afterwards, every penny goes to the Brain Tumour Charity! There is no obligation to fundraise, you can just turn up and Walk for Olivia on the day. But if you would like to, you can ask family and friends to sponsor your walk. Email BN5 at if you, your friends, or the group you belong to would like to have your own team. If you join a team you will get a Brain Tumour Charity t-shirt to wear and a medal at the end of the walk. Or you may just wish to make a donation, if so please click this link.

There are no medical facilities or water stops until the end of the walk. Well behaved dogs are welcome (on leads at all times please, and only if your dog is friendly in large groups and with other dogs).

We hope to see you on Sunday, 21st October from 2pm for a walk
in the Henfield countryside to support Olivia and the Brain Tumour Charity,
hopefully in the sunshine! If you would like more information please call the
BN5 office on 01273 494002 or look at their website.

Emma Osman

Stop press: Henfield Hub and Henfield Haven will be one of the teams and if you would like to support us, please download a form by clicking here.