Annual Charity Walk
Sponsored by OSP Architecture
The Annual Charity Walk took place this year on Sunday 19th May at Shalford Park and we were delighted to be generously sponsored by OSP Architecture for the second year running.
Once again the weather was perfect and ourPresident Jim Connelly, set off nearly 120 walkers who were raising money for over 20 different charities.
This year was the 27th walk and over 60 walkers chose the 5k distance as an alternative to the 10k. This seems to suit the younger walkers from groups such as Sossen and the Beavers who were raising funds for Disability Challengers and the Scouts for the Samson Trust.
Dani Maimone achieved two good interviews on BBC Surrey County Radio with Drive at 5 where she also won a competition for the best 60second slot for selling an event.Also achieved a half page article both before and after the event in the Surrey Advertiser.
Vicky Robinson from the National Eczema Society celebrated her 30th walk and was given a bottle of champagne. Other charities taking part were Guildford Hard of Hearing; Phyllis Tuckwell with Geoff Rouse’s daughter and husband, the Halow Project and there were new groups which included Headway and Canterbury Care Centre.
Several charities now use direct giving on their websites for an event, so final figures for the walk will be difficult to finalise. However, many thousands were raised and over 30 Rotarians helped to make the event a great success.
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