Trefriw Walking Festival is a non-profit making venture; we don’t charge for our walks, and yet staging a major three-day walking festival is a fairly expensive undertaking. Although virtually everything is done by volunteers, we nevertheless have to find the money every year for items such as our membership of Walkers are Welcome, insurance, hiring the village hall for three days, hosting the website, changing the dates on our banners, getting flyers, posters and raffle tickets printed, providing refreshments …. the list is long!
Our income comes primarily from:
- walkers’ donations for attending walks (we suggest £10 for a full-day’s walk, and £5 for a half-day walk)
- the Grand Draw (we try and sell 1,000 tickets annually)
- donations at the Cake Fest
- donations for refreshments
We are consequently immensely grateful to the following, who enable us to keep the event going from one year to the next:
- our walkers for their continuing financial generosity
- our sponsors, and those organizations and individuals who donate prizes for the Draw
- our walk leaders, who always give so generously of their time
- our other volunteers, who help in many ways at the event
- our organizing committee, who give of their time through much of the year
In addition, in 2017 we joined the Outdoor Partnership, which has an annual membership fee, but which provides and subsidises training opportunities. As a result of this, since then many members of the team have updated their Outdoor First Aid qualifications.
In 2017 we were also awarded a small grant from the SportWales Community Chest, which has paid our training costs and also enabled us to purchase some equipment (such as first aid kits, maps, ladies’ rucksacks and navigation equipment).
A HUGE THANK YOU TO YOU ALL!