Record numbers turn out for Big Fun Walk
North London Hospice’s biggest fundraiser of the year benefitted from the sunny weekend weather with a record 1400 walkers and is expected to raise in excess of £130,000 for patient care.
As temperatures topped 28C degrees the 8.5 mile Big Fun Walk on Sunday 6th May took walkers through nine London parks starting at Cherry Tree Woods in East Finchley right through to St James’s Park.
Walkers received their medals when they reached the end point at Storey’s Gate Green opposite Big Ben.
Supporters young and old joined the event and the youngest participant to complete the 8.5 mile walk on foot was just five years old!
“We are delighted with how the walk went this year. It was record-breaking all round. We had the most walkers we have ever had, we hit record temperatures on the day and we anticipate it will raise an incredible amount of money which will go towards funding vital patient care in Barnet, Enfield and Haringey,” said North London Hospice Director of Fundraising Robin Langrishe.
He added: “We wish to thank every participant who took part in the event, all our wonderful volunteers who helped out on the day and all our corporate supporters for their generosity.”
Thank you to the following companies:
The Soho Sandwich Company – Donated all the sandwiches and fruit for our walkers’ lunch
Rogers Removals – Provided transport, logistical and man power at the event (thank you Paul)
HW Fisher – Who donated towards the running cost of the event
Coca Cola – Provided 1200 bottles of water keeping walkers hydrated
James McLauchlan Photography