Thursday, 21 October 2010

London on Foot Success (21/10/10)

A gentleman who has been on most of the Ramblers 16 evening Films on Foot walks (put on to coincide the the BFI London Film Festival) called Ramblers this week and joined up to one of our groups as a Life Member with an extra donation on top. He's loving the walks and is really impressed with the Ramblers work.

This is one of many similar stories from this year's festival.  Attendances have been averaging 29 per walk with the highest turnout 50 so far and the smallest 17. Around 80% are to the Ramblers (up from about half last year) with a complete mix of ages. People have been finding out about the walks from the Evening Standard, Time Out and the radio (the Ramblers got a plug we believe on BBC Radio London from the presenter who went on one of the walks last year).

Themed walks and different types of walks really capture the imagination of the public and are a major opportunity for us. We need more of these types of walks in development across Britain in the coming months to build further on this success and get more members - as per our target to end the year with more members than we started. 

Thanks and congratulations to the volunteers who put so much effort into organising the festival. 

Tom Franklin


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