The Butterfly Bimble

22nd May

  • 22/05/2022 - 22/05/2022
  • Walk
  • Oxfordshire

The Butterfly Bimble

22nd May

  • 22/05/2022 - 22/05/2022
  • Walk
  • Oxfordshire







Take part in our 4km springtime memory walk on Sunday 22nd May 2022 in the beautiful grounds of Blenheim Palace, in Woodstock. Come along to celebrate a life, or remember someone you have loved and lost, and raise money for Helen & Douglas House. Take part with your friends and family for a great day out. After the walk, you can spend the rest of the day enjoying the beautiful grounds at Blenheim Palace.

Date: Sunday 22nd May 2022
Where: Blenheim Palace in Woodstock

Tickets: £15
Tickets for under 10’s: £5
Fundraising target: £25 per person
Event Village opens: 8am, Walk starts: 9am

Every step you take and every £1 you raise will help local terminally ill children.

When you sign up you will get:

  • A free T-shirt to wear on the day (over 10’s only).
  • A free wooden medal at the end of the walk.
  • Free access to the grounds of Blenheim Palace, parking and access to the Walled garden for the rest of the day.
  • Free sign up for children to the Caterpillar Treasure Trail with some great prizes.
  • Paper butterflies to dedicate to your loved one to hang on our Memory Tree at the event.

Help families like Paul’s and Siobhan’s

The 5th August 2020 was meant to be the happiest day of Paul and Siobhan’s lives. Their twin boys James and Ryan were finally making their way into the world. Then they had the terrible news that James was born sleeping. And Ryan, although still alive, was in a very serious condition.

Paul said ‘In Ryan’s usual fighting way, when the machines that were keeping him alive were removed, he kept breathing on his own. And, although nothing could be done for him, he kept holding on for that bit longer. He was entering what became known as ‘Ryan Time’.

‘We got transferred to Helen & Douglas House children’s hospice to spend what we knew were the final hours/days with Ryan. He finally left us after a further three and a half days, on 14th August.

‘I have fundraised for Helen & Douglas House both at the Butterfly Bimble last year, and my own challenge of running a mile a day for 365 days last year. This is because I honestly don’t think my wife Siobhan and I could have gotten through what was the most awful and challenging time without Helen & Douglas House and the other local charities who supported us.

‘Please sign up to take part in the Butterfly Bimble to remember your loved one just as we will be taking part to remember James and Ryan again.’

Further information

  • Dogs welcome (in park grounds only)
  • Small or large groups welcome
  • Guests of all ages welcome

Thank you for supporting local terminally ill children and their families.