It is with some sadness that we are informing you that we have decided to bring the Muster to a close.
We have tried to find alternative ways of running it but it proved too difficult. Unfortunately the Muster was no longer attracting enough walkers to make it worthwhile. In 2015 the numbers were down to 192. And although the feedback was really good, and those who took part enjoyed the event, it is not enough to cover costs let alone make money for Charity. We have been lucky to have attracted sponsorship over the years. But without the sponsorship for 2015 we would have made a loss of over £300.
We did have a lot of fun putting on the event and I know that many of you enjoyed it too. Since its inception in 2009 it has provided some lovely walks around the area and within the town, uncovering all sorts of facts about Ghosts, Pubs, Transport and the Civil War. (If anyone would like a copy of a particular walk, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will gladly send you a copy).
So thank you all for your support over the years. And a big thank you to all the committee members and supporters, past and present, who worked so hard to put on the event.
The money that remains will be split between Willen Hospice (our chosen charity since the beginning) and The Mead Centre who provided the venue each year at no cost and who are embarking on a rebuilding of the venue which will provide fantastic facilities for the whole town.
Stimpsons Eves have provided and erected the road side signs advertising the Muster.
We are always looking for people to join our dedicated team. So if you would like to join us, please do get in touch at email@example.com
Muster Key Objectives
The Muster promotes health, charity and FUN. We also have a number of other objectives outlined below.
- Demonstrate the benefits of Bury Field as a well-used amenity
- Provide an opportunity to raise funds for worthy causes, particularly those in Newport Pagnell
- Provide an opportunity to improve personal health and exercise
- Attract visitors to the town, enhancing its trade and reputation
- Broaden general education and local history knowledge
- Enrich community pride and foster greater involvement