The organisers are estimating that over 90 charities and 2,300 supporters will take part in this year’s walk, and are delighted to see all the returning organisations as well as those participating for the first time. The event format allows supporters to complete their sponsored walk anytime during September, with sponsorship forms and guidance available from the Fun Walk team.
Rani Moorcroft MBE FRSA, Managing Director of Zedgeneration CIC, said: “We are joining the Fun Walk this year for the first time to raise money to support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds become active local and global citizens. Together, tackling issues like climate change, and post pandemic effects on education, employment, health we’ll empower them to succeed.”
John Baron MP and Chair of the Fun Walk Trustees said: “Many local charities use this as a key funding event for the year, and we have a ‘Bonus Pot’ ready to distribute, courtesy of our wonderful local businesses who have pledged nearly £25,000. They include Brown & Carroll (London), Swan New Homes, Anisha Grange Care Home, Butyl Products, IFE Global Logistics, Leonardo MW, Tunnelcraft, McDonald’s Restaurants Basildon and others.”
There is still time for charities, local schools and churches, grass roots sports teams and other community interest groups to participate – they can register at www.thefunwalktrust.co.uk