Fun Walk Virtual Event On-Track to Raise Thousands for Charities

The annual Fun Walk took place again as a virtual event this September with a record number of supporters walking to raise money for their local charities and community groups.

Over 90 organisations registered for the 2021 Fun Walk with an estimated two thousand participants taking part. Teams completed their walk in and around Essex as well as further afield, and many shared photos of their event.

The Fun Walk, organised by Basildon, Billericay and Wickford CVS on behalf of local MP John Baron, is normally held at Barleylands Farm but was changed to a virtual event last year due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Last year the walk raised £103,000 bringing the total raised since the event began in 2002 to over £1.2 Million.

John Baron MP, Chair of The Fun Walk Trustees, said
“The foundation of the Fun Walk’s success is the generous support given to the Bonus Pot by local businesses, which is then added to the amount raised by the charities and good causes. This year’s business sponsors include Brown & Carroll, Swan Housing Association, Tunnelcraft, Anisha Grange Care Home, Butyl Products Group, Leonardo MW, IFE Global Logistics, McDonald’s Restaurants Basildon and others. We thank them all for their generous community spirit.”