Relay 100

Our Relay journey will start again around Essex and East London in May and June 2022.

We are delighted to be holding our diocesan-wide sponsored walks again this year during the months of May and June in line with our original walks' calendar, and are looking for willing volunteers to walk, run or cycle a route for us.

If you were involved in our Relay 100 last year and can help us again, please get in touch by emailing Damian and discuss your preferred route with him.

Each of the 100 'legs' or routes around Essex and East London can be undertaken in family, friendship, parish or community groups in line with any government guidelines which may be in place at the time of your walk.

What is the Relay 100 all about?

For many years we have enjoyed the support of a very dedicated band of supporters who have undertaken annual sponsored walks for us around the diocese.

Following the lockdowns of 2020 and 2021, we saw a unique opportunity to recommit ourselves with renewed energy to our community – the Diocese of Brentwood.

Our mission was to complete as many routes as possible joining up churches and parishes throughout Essex and East London, increasing awareness of children's mental health along the way and raising funds for our work.

We have seen that the pandemic has given rise to a spirit of charity and community that has moved and connected us all and so this summer, we are looking to harness that willingness to help and support once again.

Covering almost 450 miles is a big undertaking for a small team and we will need your help to achieve it.

Your participation will help us to change young lives for the better at a time when our services are in greatest demand - thank you in advance for your interest and we hope that you will consider helping us.

How you can help

If you think you could walk a leg or two for us, take a look at our map below and click to see the routes which are still to be filled on our Relay 100 Legs document.

We have routes of around 1 mile up to 18 miles, so there is something to suit everyone.

Once you have a route in mind, email Damian, our Relay 100 coordinator who will be delighted to hear from you. You may like to talk to him about this distance of your leg or how to adapt it further to suit your particular needs or circumstances, Damian will be happy to work with you on this.

Once you have agreed your route, you can download a copy of our Sponsorship Form here and begin asking for some support for your Relay 100 Leg.

Take a look at our FAQs document which may have the answers to some of your queries.

Sponsoring a walker

If you would like to sponsor a walker who is undertaking one of our routes, please click to go on to our Just Giving Relay 100 fundraising page.

Please put the name of the person you are sponsoring as the reference on your donation so we can let them know how much they have raised.

Making a Donation

We understand that some of our supporters would prefer to make a donation rather than take part in the Relay 100 itself and we would be very grateful for your financial assistance at this time.

Donations can be made in any of the following ways:

  • Click here to make a secure donation on our Just Giving page
  • If you prefer to send your donation by cheque payable to bccs, please send by post to: bccs, Childcare House, Little Wheatley Chase, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 9EH
  • Using your on-line banking, you can transfer your donation directly to our bank account:

Account Name: Brentwood Catholic Childrens Society

Account Number: 31094130

Sort Code: 40 13 22

If you would like to Gift Aid your donation at no extra charge to you, please download our fillable Gift Aid Donation Card here and return to us by emailing headoffice@bccs.org.uk or sending to us at the above address.

Thank you for helping us with our Relay 100 initiative; with your help we will continue to make a difference to young lives throughout Essex and East London.

Please click here to view our 2021 Relay 100 Photobook - we hope that you enjoy our participants' photos.