This popular family day out returns on Sunday 15 September!
We are busy planning another exciting route but you can reserve your place already!Bridge the Gap Charity Walk is an annual event, now in its 18th year.Our aim to make a difference to people in our community. We are inviting you and those you know to take part in a leisurely Sunday morning stroll through the beautiful surroundings of selected Cambridge University College grounds.Bridge the Gap participants get to see a selection of Colleges all in one day, as well as least one extra special highlight along the route.The walk is organised to solely help local Cambridge based charities and relies on the support of generosity of numerous companies, more than 100 volunteers and of course, the Colleges who so kindly support this event.In the previous 17 years of this event, over 34,000 people have taken part, helping to raise over £506,000. Arthur Rank Hospice Charity and Romsey Mill, two local charities, will once again be benefiting from Bridge the Gap. Every penny raised through walkers’ registration fees, sponsorship and donations, goes directly to these two charities.The walk starts on Parker’s Piece, Cambridge from 9.30am and follows a scenic route through the beautiful grounds of the University’s Colleges. The Society of Cambridge Tourist Guides will be on hand to share interesting Cambridge facts with our walkers.On your return to Parker’s Piece, you can enjoy more entertainment, sweet and savoury food stalls and other activities.Bridge the Gap is now a firmly established unique charity event in the Cambridge calendar, attracting walkers from all over the county and beyond. The route, which changes annually, is wheelchair and pushchair friendly.We hope to see you there and please share this super event with friends and family!
Well done to our wonderful cycling Frenchies! Thank you all to have helped us raising money for Malala Fund. See you next summer for a new challenge!
We are back again this year at Parker’s Piece on the French Market Area on Saturday, the 6th and Sunday, the 7th of July 2019 !
Find below our two day programme!
Go see our YouTube video on this special day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7WDeLlloFQ
15th – 28th October 2018
Your French local charity, once again, had no limit and raised money for Arthur Rank Hospice Charity by doing a parachute jump. Thank you to all our supporters! Merci!
You can still help us raise £3000!
Brexit event at Alliance Francaise de Cambridge
On the 3rd December Alliance Française de Cambridge decided to tackle an important, topical subject: “Brexit from an International Perspective: Continuity in Education and Cultural Links”.
The panel constituted an impeccable balance of representation. Axelle Lemaire, French Minister of State for Innovation and Digital Affairs, Daniel Zeichner, Cambridge City MP and Catherine Barnard, a Professor of European Union Law at Cambridge University, were brought together for the event – a exceptional feat. The diversity in background of the speakers created a fascinating discussion with each speaker bringing their unique expertise and insight.
The importance of maintaining Franco-British relations was illustrated by Axelle Lemaire. She also emphasised their existing scale: the French language is the first choice of foreign language for English people. Daniel Zeichner highlighted the significance of maintaining an understanding between the public and politicians. The event was given another dimension by the presence of Catherine Barnard who provided a more factual, legal account analysing the creation of the EU treaty and explaining the different potential trade organisations for Britain such as the WTO and the EEA. The role of Alliance Française was also underlined: stable organisations such as Alliance Française are crucial in times of political unsteadiness. Citations from George Bernard Shaw, a glance back into the past to the European dream and the value of European workers in Britain provides merely a flavour of the gripping and thought-provoking talk.
The audience took an active role during the Q&A and utilised this opportunity to ask their questions and comment on the matter. The role of Digital Media and potential consequences for young people were some of the questions raised. The speakers interacted with the audience and gave advice.
L’Alliance Française Cambridge is delighted to have received positive feedback and we hope that this event will leave a lasting impression.
Anastasia Kell, Alliance Française de Cambridge
VIP Guests were among us to celebrate Bastille Day:
Mayor of Cambridge Robert Dryden, Chairman of Cambridge Bid Ian Sandison, Chief Executive of Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce John Bridge, Head of French Department Cambridge University Michael Moriarty, Marketing manager of the Art Picture House Jack Toye.