2022 Platinum Jubilee Fun Walk

The Fun Walk is an annual fundraising event organised by BBW CVS on behalf of The Fun Walk Trust, and this year’s event is being dedicated to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

John Baron MP, Chair of The Fun Walk Trustees, tells us:

When we started the Fun Walk in 2002 it was to commemorate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. We had no idea that it would grow to support hundreds of charities and raise over £1.3m to date. This year the Queen will become the first British Monarch to mark 70 years of service to the people of the UK. To celebrate, this year’s event will be known as ‘The Platinum Jubilee Fun Walk

Participants will be able to complete their 5k sponsored walk anywhere and anytime during June, allowing them to raise money for their chosen charity or local community group.

We have had support from various groups and individuals over the last few years who have walked for us - usually in September - and we are hoping to enlist their help again this year.

We are pleased to have several youth groups joining us too - so if you are responsible for running a youth group and think your young people would like to get involved, walking 5k and raising some sponsorship to support children's mental health and wellbeing, please read on and contact us for more information.

How do I get involved?

  • Simply set out to walk your 3k or 5k route - anywhere at anytime in June - take a photo if you like and either tag The Fun Walk Trust and bccs_charity if you are on social media. or email your photos to Libby at lphillips@bccs.org.uk
  • Ask for sponsorship - any donation is welcome, no matter how small. This can be collected by cash, cheque or by making a donation on our Just Giving page - please make sure to ask any donors to reference their donation 'Fun Walk'
  • You can transfer donations directly to our bank account using the reference 'Fun Walk' using the following: Account Name: Brentwood Catholic Childrens Society Account Number: 31094130 Sort Code: 40 13 22
  • If you are taking part, please keep track of your cash/cheque donations by downloading and completing our Sponsorship Form here.

Where and when?

Remember you can walk 2k or 5k - meaning that this is a great family event - anywhere and at anytime during June.

For further information or to let us know you will be walking with 'Team bccs' please contact us - we would love to have you with us on the Virtual Fun Walk during September.

For more information about the walk itself, take a look at www.thefunwalktrust.co.uk

Please remember to send us your photos by email or tag us on social media - we are on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and will be sharing Fun Walk photos throughout the month.

Finally - thank you for getting involved; like all charities, our fundraising and event calendar has been hit hard at this time and we are so grateful to our community for their support.