Sponsored Walk

Music for Mental Health – let’s make a song and a dance about it!

CoolTan Arts’ Largactyl Shuffle Sponsored Walk

Music for Mental Health - CoolTan Arts' Largactyl Shuffle Sponsored Walk

Each year in October CoolTan Arts Largactyl Shuffle hold a Sponsored Walk. This is our biggest public event of the year, and our biggest fundraiser; a chance for everyone to get together and support CoolTan.


Date: Saturday October 10th 2015, 11.30am-4pm
Starts: Maudsley Hospital, Denmark Hill, SE5 8AZ (outside the main entrance)
Finishes: Southbank
Registration Fee: £5 unwaged, £10 waged

We are very excited to announce that our Music for Mental Health Sponsored Walk will be opened by the Artist Taxi Driver aka Chunky Mark aka Mark McGowan! Check him out here on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/chunkymark

Register online now or call 020 7701 2696

Sponsor our walkers

Largactyl Shuffle -Sponsored Walks

What is it?

Join CoolTan Arts on a fun guided walk celebrating World Mental Health Day. Help raise funds for mental health in South London.

There’s nothing like music to relieve the soul and uplift it. Dress up as your favourite musician, bring instruments or your voice to share or simply come along to enjoy the noise!

The walk route will explore South London’s vibrant musical history. Learn about important musical landmarks, local musicians, sound art and the connection between music and mental wellbeing.

Along the way enjoy live performances from choirs and musicians and learn the words to our favourite London songs!

A brilliant day out suitable for all. Don’t miss it!

Why are we raising money?

CoolTan Arts provide support in an area which has one of the highest incidences of mental distress in Western Europe. We enable people to develop their potential, reconnect with their aspirations, recover and enjoy life!

Due to severe funding cuts to organisations like CoolTan Arts we need your help to ensure we can continue making a difference. All money raised by the event will enable CoolTan Arts to continue their vital work supporting people with mental distress to gain confidence, learn to self-advocate and build a quality of life.

If you can’t take part please consider sponsoring our walkers: www.justgiving.com/cooltanartssponsoredwalk2015

You can read more about CoolTan Arts and the work we do here.

Where and when?

Setting off from Maudsley Hospital on Saturday 10th October at 11:30 and ending by the river at the Southbank, this 4.8 mile walk is suitable for wheelchair users and welcomes absolutely everyone to participate. The walk finishes with refreshments and a chance to get to know your fellow walkers.

How can I register?

Tickets are £5 unwaged or £10 waged, so please select which is relevant for you.

Download a Registration Form and return it to CoolTan Arts, Third Floor, 224-236 Walworth Road, SE17 1JE.
Or, register in person at CoolTan Arts.

Once you are registered to start fundraising, you can download our Sponsorship Form, or you can raise money online by setting up a fundraising page on Justgiving.com

If you have any further questions, please click here for our FAQs, call us on 020 7701 2696, or email emmathatcher@cooltanarts.com

If you can’t take part yourself please consider sponsoring our walkers:

  • You can text ARTS99 £3 to 70070 to make a £3 donation, or any other £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10. It’s quick and simple.

CoolTan Arts runs several different walking projects.See here for the list of all upcoming walks.

Here’s a video of our 2013 Sponsored Walk ‘Stayin’ Alive’:

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