The Fun Walk is an annual fundraising event organised by BBW CVS on behalf of The Fun Walk Trust. This year’s event allowed participants to walk their 5k anywhere and anytime during June, and people of all ages took part to raise money for their chosen charities and community groups.
John Baron MP, Chair of The Fun Walk Trustees said:
“I am very happy to announce that, with the generous support of our Bonus Pot sponsors, this year we have been able to provide a 40% bonus over and above the amount raised by participating organisations through their own sponsorship efforts, and to report that this year’s event has raised a total of £94,437.
We know how much the bonus pot helps participating organisations motivate their supporters to take part and we are very grateful to Greater Anglia, Brown & Carroll, IFE Global Logistics, Anisha Grange Care Home, Tunnelcraft, Swan Housing, Butyl Products, McDonald’s Basildon, Mr Barrie Stone and others that donated this year.
This year’s total means that from its inception in 2002, the Fun Walk has raised over £1,450,000 for local charities and community groups which is an amazing achievement by everyone involved.”
John Baron MP and his team started the Fun Walk in 2002 to commemorate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee and in the first year raised £6,000 for six charities and projects. The event became an annual one and continues to evolve.
In 2020, given the challenges presented by COVID-19 and the recognition that our local charities and good causes needed our help more than ever, the decision was made to move to a virtual event format, allowing supporters to walk the distance anytime during the chosen month. This proved to be very successful and so was repeated for 2021 and 2022.