Neon Family Trail

Saturday 30th September 6pm | Bristol

Children, buggies, dogs (and even adults!) are invited to take part in a colourfully lit 1.2km sponsored Neon Family Trail at Leigh Woods, to raise funds for Unseen’s work with survivors of modern day slavery.

Event Information

Children, buggies, dogs (and even adults!) are invited to take part in Unseen’s colourfully lit 1.2km Family Trail at Leigh Woods, Bristol on 30th September.

Create memories with your family and dress in your brightest colours to walk, skip or run around the trail, finding some fun hidden characters on the way!

By taking part in the Neon Family Trail all members of your family will be helping to raise awareness of modern slavery, and raising money to help Unseen support survivors. We’re asking each family to set a fundraising target of £200, which is enough to pay for 8 survivors to go on a special outing to help create their own positive memories.

The course is on an established route in Leigh Woods, just across Bristol’s Suspension Bridge, starting and finishing at the main car park in Coronation Avenue (BS8 3QB) The course is 1.2km.

Register your details and pay your family’s £20 fee at https://neonfamilytrail2017.eventbrite.co.uk

This fee covers a fully waymarked route, support from Unseen staff, marshals and medical staff, fundraising advice and support in the run up to the event, key messages and tips on how to speak to your children about Unseen's cause, and lots of family fun (we hope!).

Each (human) participant will also receive a finisher's medal to proudly show off.

We ask that you set yourself a fundraising target of £200, to help support survivors to recover their self-esteem and build their confidence.

Sign up now – entries close on 5th September.

The funds you raise at Neon Night Trail will help people like Mai. When Mai arrived at Unseen’s women’s safe house she was heavily pregnant. Mai found it very difficult to speak about her past, but from the little she told us, it would appear that she was trafficked and sexually exploited, from Vietnam, though several countries, to the UK. Mai’s trafficking experiences lasted 10 years.

Unseen was able to offer Mai ongoing support to access maternity and health care, access to baby items, and all important emotional support. Unseen also helped Mai with ongoing support through the asylum process, and liaised with social services regarding appropriate move-on accommodation for Mai and her baby. Mai gave birth to a beautiful, healthy baby, and on leaving the safe house was looking forward to being a mother above anything else.

We hope to raise over £15,000 from this event, which could pay for a keyworker at our women’s safe-house for a year. This helps 15 women a year recover their self-esteem, build their confidence and gain key skills vital for their future independence.

STEP BY STEP GUIDE

Here's what you need to do

STEP 1

Register your family and pay fee using the link provided below.

STEP 2

Create your own BT My Donate fundraising page to make sponsoring you as easy as possible: BT My Donate

STEP 3

Dig out your brightest neon and join us for a fun night out while helping survivors of slavery!

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
There are no minimum age requirements to enter the event, however we ask that parents of babies and toddlers bring carriers or pushchairs where necessary; the trail ends in an uphill slope. Maximum ratio of 3 children to 2 adults (parents or legal guardians)
All dogs must be kept on a lead at all times.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There will be parking at the main car park in Coronation Avenue (BS8 3QB), which is also where the event village and beginning of the course are located. However, parking is limited and is on a first come first served basis; we ask that families come in one car where possible.

Am I still able to take part if I don't reach the fundraising target?
While we encourage you to set a fundraising target and have lots of fun trying to meet it, there is no minimum target to raise and anyone who has paid the registration fee to take part will be able to join in.

Do you have any other questions? Get in touch! Email us at info@unseenuk.org

Please note: All participants are required to be respectful of the Forestry Commission and National Trust land that this trail is on, and participants will be required to take all waste away with them.

Leigh Woods

Abbots Leigh Road
Bristol