2018 Fun Walk Bonus
We receive our Fun Walk Bonus of over £900!thumbnail view
As we have previously reported, we participated in the annual Fun Walk at Barleylands Farm in September this year, with our sponsored participants raising over £1300 in sponsorship money.
Million Pound Fund
The unique part of this event is the Bonus Pot. Each year John Baron, our local MP, gets local businesses to sponsor the Fun Walk and their generosity this year in created a Bonus Pot in excess of £40,000. This money is distributed amongst the Fun Walkers in proportion to the money each participant raised.
On Friday 23rd November President Les and Mike Sinclair attended John's Fun Walk Trust Bonus Pot presentation at Anisha Grange. John gave a brief talk to the assembled representatives from the numerous local charities who participated in this year's walk. As also reported in the Billericay Gazette, he said "The 2018 Fun Walk has been another huge success and brings the money raised for good causes since 2002 to over £1,000,000." John thanked all the volunteers who helped and all the past and present bonus pot sponsors.
What a Bonus!
This year the Bonus Pot exceeded £40,000 which this year meant that each participant received a bonus payment of 65% on top of their individual sponsorship (up from 55% last year). After group photographs, the charity representatives collected their cheques, which in our case was for £937.