Join us and help to spread the word as we walk the Thames Path all the way to Parliament to demand our MPs end the drug war.
When my son died in May 2016, alone on the other side of the world, trying to manage his opiate dependence, I felt like I died too. I wanted to walk to the edge of the world and beyond, but our planet has no edges.
And so I walked and talked and met many people who have similar stories and it became clear that most of these deaths could have been avoided. A robust review and reform of drug policies may prevent more families knowing the despair of losing a loved one in this way. Let’s turn walking into action.
Please join us and “Walk a Mile in Our Shoes”. Tell us how current drug policy has impacted you and hear our stories. I am walking for my son Jake; so his existence is not meaningless, so that 22 years of loving is not wasted, so that minds can be changed and attitudes altered. Jake’s motto was “Think Free” – please join us for an hour or a day and learn how changing the law could improve life for all of us in the future.
How to get involved?
- Join the walk – Please join our walk along the Thames Path and help us to raise awareness about the harms of current drug policy and make change a reality. You can set up your own JustGiving page here.
- Meet your MP – Don’t worry if you cannot make the walk. Contact your MP and join the mass lobby on Tuesday 25th June. More info here.
- If you would like to join the walk or the lobby register your interest here.
Thames Walk Plan
Please join for as much or as little as you like. There are trains or underground stations all along the route, so anyone can finish early and catch up by public transport. For exact details, Walkers’ Pack
Day 1 – Thursday 20th June – (10 miles)
Cookham to Windsor
Meeting point: Ferry Pub, Cookham, SL6 9SN, 10:00am
End Point: Jubilee fountain, Alexandra Park, Windsor, SL4 1RF at 3.30pm
The day will finish with an event in Maidenhead to discuss the failure of our current drug policy and how legal regulation save lives (more details below).
Day 2 – Friday 21st June – (8 miles)
Windsor to Staines.
Meeting point: Jubilee fountain, Alexandra Park, Windsor, SL4 1RF at 10:00am
End Point: The Swan Hotel, The Hythe, Staines TW18 3JB at 2.30pm
Day 3 – Saturday 22nd June- (12 miles)
Staines to Hampton Court
Meeting point: The Swan Hotel, The Hythe, Staines, TW18 3JB at 10am
End Point: The Mute Swan, 3 Palace Gate Hampton Courtm KT8 9BN at 4pm
Day 4 – Sunday 23rd June – (11 miles)
Hampton Court to Kew
Meeting point: The Mute Swan, 3 Palace Gate, Hampton Court, KT8 9BN at 10am
End Point: One Over the Ait, 8 Kew Bridge Road, Brentford, London, TW8 0FJ at 4pm
Day 5 – Monday 24th June – (12 miles)
Kew to Battersea
Meeting point: One Over the Ait, 8 Kew Bridge Road, Brentford, London, TW8 0FJ at 10:00am
End Point: Sun Gate, Battersea Park at 3:00pm
Day 6 – Tuesday 25th June – (1-3 miles)
On the final day we will meet at Battersea Park and walk together to Westminster Palace. This is where the walk officially ends as we lobby parliament to end the drug war.
Please join us on this walk to help end the drug war, better protect our children and get drugs under control.
Support Chris’s fundraising here.