The West Midlands Career Development Group invite you to attend a sponsored walk to raise money for the Career Development Groupís international projects and celebrate the 110th anniversary of the Group.
 
Date and time
 
Sunday 3rd July, meeting at 11am. The walk should take approximately 4 hours to complete.

Who should come along?
 
Everyone is welcome, including non-sponsored walkers, family and friends.
 
Walk route
 
The route will cover approx. 6 miles. Starting at Gas Street Basin, we will follow Birmingham's nineteenth century New Main Line towards Smethwick. On the way, we will turn off to follow the eighteenth century Old Main Line for a short distance, past Smethwick locks and toll house, and will stop for a picnic lunch by Galton Valley Canal Heritage Centre (free entry for those who wish to look around).
 
After returning to the New Main Line, we will go as far as Smethwick Galton Bridge, famous for its Grade I listed bridge built by Thomas Telford in 1829.
 
We will catch the train back to the Jewellery Quarter for a stroll through this characterful area, taking in parts of the Findings Trail and Charm Bracelet Trail which are marked by specially designed pavement plaques.
 
After returning to the canal at Newhall Street, we will follow it back to Brindley Place, near the starting point of the walk, in time for a well-earned drink!
 
Would you like to take part?
 
Please contact Frances Hall, 0121 204 4501, [log in to unmask], for more information and a sponsorship form if required.
 
About the Career Development Group's international work
 
All sponsorship money raised will go to support the Group's international projects. We are currently supporting VSO librarian Sarah Ellis, who is volunteering in Uganda, and have recently completed a project to support the purchase of books for Tholimfundo Primary School in Soweto. Please see http://www.careerdevelopmentgroup.org.uk/international.htm for more information.
 
About the Career Development Group sponsored walk
 
2005 marks the 110th anniversary of the Group, and to celebrate Group members will be walking 110 miles! Each of the Groupís local divisions is organising a sponsored walk in their area, so if you canít make it to the West Midlands, why not see if you could join one of the other walks around the country? See http://www.careerdevelopmentgroup.org.uk/walk.htm.

Career Development Group is a special interest group of CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals. Registered Charity number 313014.

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Frances Hall
Information Resources Specialist
Library & Information Services
Aston University
Aston Triangle
Birmingham
B4 7ET

Tel: 0121 204 4501
Fax: 0121 204 4530
Email: [log in to unmask]
LIS Homepage: http://www.aston.ac.uk/lis/