March for Mobility 2013
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March for Mobility 2013

07/06/2013 to 09/06/2013
When: 07/06/2013
Where: The Côte de Beaune
Contact: Glenn Roberts

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Click on the link above to register yourself and others in your party for this event.  


The Company has reserved 35 bedrooms at Hotel au Grand St John (  

Double/Twin rooms are available at euros 80 per night, inclusive of buffet breakfast. Single rooms may be available at a cost of euros 73 per night inclusive of buffet breakfast.

As primary registrant, you will be given the option of requesting the total number of rooms required for your whole party during the registration process.  Rooms will be allocated on a 'first come, first served basis'.

A full itinerary is given below. Children are very welcome but  please note the Saturday evening event is only open to persons who are 18 years old or over.


We are seeking to raise £50,000 for our own Trade Charity, The Benevolent.

They have identified a number of life changing items, ranging from mobility scooters to stairlifts and bathroom adaptations. These can have a profound effect on the beneficiaries not only allowing many of them to stay in their own homes, but in so doing giving them a new lease of life.  

More can be read about the Benevolent (The Drinks Industry Charity) on their web site:

You could ask the question "Why walk in Burgundy?"  Chairman of the Charity Walk Committee and Upper Warden Anthony Sykes provides the answer - click HERE 

We are looking forward to having approximately 70 people walking, each of whom is asked to raise in excess of £500. Spouses, partners, friends and children are all very welcome but the target of over £500 applies to each walker.

Please feel free to distribute the 'Flyer' for this event which can be downloaded by clicking HERE


By far the easiest way to gather sponsorship is by using JustGiving. The following link will allow you to easily create your own simple page linked to this event.  You will then be able to provide a link to that page to your prospective sponsors, no matter where they are in the world. 

If you are not able to participate but still wish to make a donation, you can use JustGiving to make your donation directly to the Vintners' Foundation by using the following link:

Using JustGiving makes the process of raising money more simple and allows you to provide an easy method by which your family, friends and colleagues can support you and the Company in this charitable venture.

JustGiving also makes the process of collecting 'Gift Aid' on all qualifying donations, easy.  This allows us to collect an extra 25% on most donations which makes a significant difference to the overall total monies raised.


If you are not using JustGiving please encourage your sponsors to 'Gift Aid' their donations.  In this case they will need to complete a 'Gift Aid' declaration.  A declaration form may be downloaded by clicking HERE.  Once it has been completed by your sponsor, please send it to:

Judy Hodgett
Finance Officer
The Vintners' Company
Upper Thames Street
London EC4V 3BG
Tel: 020 7651 0742
Fax: 020 3432 6670

You may wish to gather your sponsors in the more traditional way and use a sponsorship form.  We have provided one for that purpose which can be downloaded  from HERE and then printed.  It includes the 'Gift Aid' declaration so please ensure you complete the relevant details and tick the gift aid box where appropriate.  Use as many forms as you need and then return completed forms to Judy.

You may like to make an online payment directly into the Vintners' Foundation bank account.  Account details are:

Account Name: The Vintners' Foundation
Account Number: 87212773
Sort Code: 60-05-11

Please make reference to 'March for Mobility' in your donations and include the Gift Aid declaration where possible.


 (A pdf copy of the itinerary can be downloaded from HERE)

Friday 7th June 2013

Make your own way to Beaune – the train to Dijon has good connections to Beaune; it is about 5 1/2 hours drive from Calais though this takes longer if you visit Champagne en route – and even longer if you insist on a full gastronomic lunch on the way!! 

18:00 hrs. Rendezvous at the Hotel Grand St Jean in the Place Madeleine in Beaune. This hotel is functional rather than ‘ritzy’ – other accommodation may be available in Beaune – but most of us will be in this hotel. 

19:00 hrs. BBQ to be hosted by one of the leading negociants in Beaune. 

Saturday 8th June 2013 

08:00 hrs. Breakfast (available from 07:00hrs for the early birds). 

08:45 hrs. Leave the Place de la Madeleine by minibus to Chassagne-Montrachet where a cup of coffee and a pain au raisin await before setting out to walk to Puligny-Montrachet. Thence to Meursault where a picnic lunch will be served in the grounds of a property in Meursault.
After lunch the walk continues through Volnay and Pommard into Beaune itself.
There will be various ‘pit-stops’ along the way and a number of photo opportunities and at the end of the walk we recommend any one of the three excellent cafés in the Place Carnot for a healing beer or the genuine ‘Kir’ as first poured by the Bishop of Dijon. 

17:45 hrs. Assemble for a wine tasting followed by a gala dinner to be hosted by Louis Jadot (N.B. This evening event is only open to persons who are 18 years old or over)

23:00 hrs. Carriages. 

Sunday 9th June 

Breakfast in your own time.  

11:00hrs. Guided tour of the famous Hospices de Beaune. 

Dismiss – continue to lap up the joys of the region or simply head back home – it’s up to you.  

ALL TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION COSTS ARE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY – Saturday’s coach/minibus will be free of charge.