Platinum Jubilee Fun Walk Sets the Pace

Thousands of walkers took part in the Fun Walk last month, raising vital funds for charities and local community groups.

70 groups registered and an estimated 2,170 participants plus a few four-legged friends were due to take part this year. It is hoped they will have raised over £70,000, with the charities’ accountants due to confirm this month.

Walkers gathered together in groups and completed their 5k all over Essex and beyond. Many of the teams sent in photos of their walk and so we can share a selection of the photographs here, with lots more photos on The Fun Walk Trust’s website

The Fun Walk, organised by Basildon, Billericay and Wickford CVS on behalf of The Fun Walk Trust, is normally held at Barleylands Farm but was changed to a virtual event in 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The Fun Walk has raised over £1.3 Million since it was started in 2002.

John Baron MP, Chair of The Fun Walk Trustees, said
“It was lovely to see these photos of some of the 2,000 local people who responded to this year’s invitation to walk, jog or run 5k for their chosen charity. It is truly inspiring and makes us all proud of what together we have achieved through this event. Once again, our thanks go to Sandra and BBW CVS.”

“We also remain grateful for the amazing support from local businesses, who so far have contributed over £26,000 to our Bonus Pot, which will be added to the amount raised by the charities and good causes. This year’s sponsors include Greater Anglia, Brown & Carroll, Tunnelcraft, Anisha Grange Care Home, Butyl Products Group, IFE Global Logistics, McDonald’s Restaurants Basildon, Mr Barrie Stone and others. It’s been a great team effort.”