Annual charity fun walk stays virtual for 2021

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Given the success of last year’s virtual fun walk and the continuing pandemic, the event coordinators have announced that the 2021 Fun Walk will again be a virtual event running through September.

Last year’s event had 86 local charities and good causes register with an estimated 1,400 people taking part and raised over £103,000.

Participants raised sponsorship money for their individual causes and a Bonus pot from local businesses helped to increase the total raised. 

John Baron MP and his team started The Fun Walk to commemorate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, and the event has raised more than £1.2 Million for charity since 2002.

John said: 

"We know the importance of the event to local charities and saw the impact that the event had helping charities engage with their supporters and raise funds to continue to provide services through the pandemic. We thank Swan Housing Association, Anisha Grange Care Home, IFE Global Logistics, Leonardo MW, Butyl Products Group, McDonald’s Restaurants Basildon and others for their generous contribution to the bonus pot and look forward to another great event in 2021."

Local organisations are encouraged to register at www.thefunwalktrust.co.uk