2017 Billericay Fun Walk breaks records in raising £120,000 for charities

At their Presentation ceremony this evening, John Baron MP and other Trustees of the Fun Walk Trust awarded bonus pot cheques to all those charities and good causes which took part in this year’s Fun Walk, which took place at Barleylands Farm back in May,

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The Phoenix FM team at this year’s Fun Walk

Because of the generosity of corporate and individual sponsors, each project receives a bonus over and above what they raise themselves in sponsorship on the day. In this year’s walk, for every £100 raised by projects in sponsorship, the bonus pot is adding a further £55. The total monies raised both by the projects and bonus pot sponsors came to £120,000 with nearly 100 projects in total benefitting from this year’s Walk.

The presentation was held at Anisha Grange Care Home in Outwood Common Road, Billericay.

John said: “The 2017 Fun Walk has been a huge success and our bonus pot sponsors have been integral to that success. Our thanks go to Swan Housing Association, Billericay Town Football Club, c2c Rail, Abellio Greater Anglia, Hallmark Care Homes, Leonardo MW Ltd, Butyl Products Ltd, McDonald’s Basildon, IFE Global Logistics, Mr Barrie Stone, and others.

“Our thanks also go to Barleylands Farm for hosting the Walk and to Hallmark Care Homes for hosting the presentation evening, to our ‘Family of volunteers’ for organising and running the event, and to the many others who have helped including our marshals and accountants Hunt Smee and Co.

“Many people and good causes less fortunate than ourselves will benefit from everyone’s generosity. It’s been a great team effort.”