Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) is delighted to announce that CACT’s Official Events Partner, DNEL Events, will again be sponsoring this year’s Upbeats Walk.
The event will return on 29 April ahead of Charlton Athletic’s last men’s first-team home game of the season against Port Vale.
The Upbeats Walk is an annual fundraising event which sees supporters take part in a 9-mile walk from Charlton Athletic’s Training Ground in New Eltham to The Valley in aid of the Upbeats.
The Charlton Upbeats is a programme for children and adults with Down’s syndrome which offers the players a safe and welcoming environment to play football, make friends and get involved in competitions. It is CACT's only programme which is entirely funded by donations from the public, so we need the help of as many Addicks and CACT supporters as possible!
Walkers will be provided with lunch upon arrival at The Valley ahead of watching the Upbeats play against Everton DS team on the pitch before the men’s first-team game. Entry for the walk is free for all participants, but we do ask all supporters to try to fundraise a minimum of £50 if doing the walk in person, or £10 if completing the walk virtually.
If you aren’t able to join us in South East London in person on 29 April, you can also sign up to do your own walk virtually from wherever you are based.
Darren New, DNEL’s Managing Director, said:
“It’s with great pleasure and pride that we can announce that DNEL Events are once again sponsoring the Upbeats Walk.
“Charlton Athletic Community Trust is a true reflection of our community and its commitment to creating a more positive and secure society for all within it. The Upbeats are the heart and soul of CACT, to me they are the energy and spark that we all need to have that positivity in our day.”
Carl Krauhaus, CACT’s Head of Early Help and Prevention, said:
“I’m grateful to DNEL Events for choosing to continue to support the Upbeats this year by sponsoring the Upbeats Walk for the second year in a row.
“The programme is so important for the Upbeats and their families and helps to provide them with new and exciting opportunities throughout the year.”