The Story So Far
John Baron MP and his team started The Fun Walk in 2002 to commemorate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee.
In 2013 the Fun Walk became a registered Charity, and it is now officially known as The Fun Walk Trust (Registered Charity number: 1151626).
John continues his active role with the charity as Chair of the Trustees.
The Fun Walk Trust organises the walk and takes care of all the paperwork, leaving the projects free to focus on raising sponsorship money and enjoying the day.
The event is not confined to charities, any good cause or project may join us once approved by the Trust. For example, many pre-schools and schools, churches and community groups now regularly participate.
The BONUS POT is a unique feature of The Fun Walk and is donated by generous local businesses and individuals. In 2002, the first Fun Walk raised £6,000 for six charities and projects.
In 2019, the Fun Walk raised £105,000 for local Charities and good causes – bringing the total raised to £1,169,000 since the Fun Walk’s inception.