On Friday, 22 November, The Fun Walk Trust (a registered charity) held its annual Presentation evening at Anisha Grange Care Home, Billericay, during which it disclosed:
– total monies raised during the 2019 Fun Walk
– the bonus awarded to each charity courtesy of donations from local businesses
– total monies raised since the annual event started in 2002
Because of the generosity of local businesses and individuals, each charity receives a bonus over and above what they raise themselves in sponsorship on the day. This year, for every £100 raised by charities in sponsorship on the day, the bonus pot added £50 – representing a bonus of 50%. In total, the monies raised in 2019 by the charities through sponsorship and the bonus pot sponsors through donations came to a record £105,000 – bringing the total monies raised for local causes to £1,169,000 since the Fun Walk was started in 2002 by John Baron and his team.
A 2020 factsheet and photos of the presentation will be available shortly on our website. The Fun Walk took place by kind permission from Barleylands Farm on 8 September, and the presentation was held at Anisha Grange Care Home, Outwood Common Road, Billericay by kind permission of Hallmark Care Homes Ltd.
John Baron, Chair of Trustees of The Fun Walk Trust, said:
“A record £105,000 is a phenomenal team achievement. The Trustees thank our family of volunteers, the Basildon, Billericay and Wickford Council for Voluntary Service (BBWCVS) for organising the event, Barleylands Farm for hosting the Walk and Hallmark Care Homes for hosting the presentation evening and supplying the medals, and the many others who have helped including our Billericay Town Crier, marshals and accountants Hunt Smee and Co.“
“As ever we were also very grateful for the £35,000 donated by our sponsors which were Swan Housing Group, c2c, Greater Anglia, IFE Global Logistics, Anisha Grange Care Home, Brown & Carroll, Tunnelcraft, Leonardo MW, Star Pubs and Bars, McDonald’s Restaurants Basildon, RSE Building Services and others. This has helped many good causes.“
Simon Johnson, BBWCVS Chief Officer, said:
“We are delighted that BBWCVS has been able to assist the development of this phenomenal event that supports our local charities.“