Barleylands Annual Fun Walk Goes Virtual for 2020

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Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the organisers have announced that the 19th annual Fun Walk will now be a virtual event which will run through September.

Originally, the event was scheduled to be held on 13 September at Barleylands Farm, Billericay but as the public remains in lockdown, the Event Coordinators have changed the event to adhere with government and public health guidelines.

The 2020 Fun Walk virtual event will give supporters the opportunity to walk the equivalent distance in a setting of their own choosing to raise sponsorship money for their local charity or good cause. 

John Baron MP and his team started The Fun Walk to commemorate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, and since2002 the event has gone on to raise more than £1.1 Million for charity with the help of local businesses donating into a Bonus Pot, and the fundraising efforts of its participants.

John Baron MP said: 

“We know that charities need funding this year more than ever, and so we hope by holding a virtual event we can continue to support them. We are delighted that local businesses have so far donated over £20,000 to the bonus pot. We thank Swan Housing Association, Anisha Grange Care Home, IFE Global Logistics, Leonardo MW, Butyl Products Group, McDonald’s Restaurants Basildon and others.”

In just over a week, The Fun Walk has had 30 organisations register for the virtual event with an estimated 500 participants, confirming the importance of this event to local charities and good causes.

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

Image: John Baron Fun Walk

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