2020 Virtual Fun Walk

For the last few years, we have been pleased to join in with thousands of walkers taking part in The Fun Walk at Barleylands Farm, Billericay on the first Sunday in September.

This year, organisers have decided to change things slightly and we hope that this will mean that more families and groups all over Essex and East London will be able to take part, walk 2k or 5k and raise some much-needed funds to support our work:

For 2020, in the light of the challenges presented by COVID-19 and the recognition that our local charities and good causes need our help more than ever, we made the decision to change to a Virtual Fun Walk happening in September. Organisations are invited to register for the virtual event, and their supporters can walk the distance (2k or 5k) anytime during the month.

The Fun Walk Trust is a registered charity and has been organising the walk to help local charities since 2002.

They have recognised that local charities and good causes such as ours are suffering financial loss whilst fundraising events are postponed or cancelled, so we are very grateful that they have decided to go ahead with a Virtual Fun Walk in September.

The BONUS POT is a unique feature of The Fun Walk and is donated by generous local businesses and individuals. This meant that for every £1 raised for us last year, we were given an extra 50p from the Bonus Pot.

How do I get involved?

If you would like to join in, please download our Sponsorship Form which is available here, get as many sponsors as you can and encourage family and friends to join in too.

In order to simplify the collection of your sponsorship money, you could ask your sponsors to make their donation directly onto our Virtual Fun Walk Fundraising Page here. Please ask them to mention your name in the comments section when making their donation.

Otherwise, you could collect your donations in the traditional way and send us a cheque & a copy of your Sponsorship form to:

'bccs', Childcare House, Little Wheatley Chase, Rayleigh, SS6 9EH

All sponsorship is gratefully received - no matter how small.

Where and when?

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

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

If you are coordinating the event for a parish group, you can download a copy of the Fun Walk Trust Poster here, as well as a We Are Doing The Fun Walk Poster and a Finishers' Certificate.

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 Virtual 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.