Orpington to Hastings Walk
In 1968, a committee was formed by Beckenham District Youth Council, Central Bromley Council Of Youth, Hastings Youth Service, Orpington Youth Leader’s Council & Sidcup Charities Committee to raise money for the following organisations:- Beckenham & Penge:
- Penge Old People’s Welfare Committee
- Royal National Lifeboat Institution
- St. Christopher’s Hospice
- Bromley Council of Social Services
- Mayor’s Fund for Bromley & Chislehurst
- National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children
- Hastings Youth Trust
- Orpington Churches Housing Association Ltd.
- Voluntary Services Overseas
- Citizens’ Advice Bureau
- Sidcup Charities Committee
The event consisted of a fifty mile walk between Orpington and Hastings over two days on the 12th/13th July 1968. The event was repeated in reverse the following year.