Earlier this year in May, over 100 walkers from 12 local charities took advantage of the third Bracknell Together Walk in and around South Hill Park and raised over £3,000 for charities of their choice.
Speaking at the recent awards dinner, event organizer Mike O’Donovan thanked the generous sponsors of the Bracknell Together Walk 2022 – Peas & Carrots, who provide catering at SHP, Cala Homes, the Village Hotel in Bracknell, Grundon Waste Management and Duncan Yeardley. Real estate agencies.
“With their support, the £1,000 fund means we can reward the teams and individuals who have made the biggest impact on the day for the charities they have chosen.”
Three-year-old Lia McCormack, dressed as a bee, won the ‘bee-ing’ award for the walker who created the biggest ‘buzz’ of the day.
Walking with her father Paul, SHP’s Operations Manager, they raised over £500 for their charity South Hill Park which again hosted the Walk.
With the £150 price offered by local estate agents Duncan Yeardley, their total comes to £650.
Checks for £100 have been given to two organizations for making a real impact by taking part in the Bracknell Together – Create Hope Walk for the first time, the Mayor of Bracknell’s Charity of the Year , Dai Roberts, and the Bracknell Forest Council Foster Care Service. . Catherine Hockley and Razwan Khan respectively received their awards which were sponsored by Cala Homes and the Village Hotel Bracknell.
For raising the most money from the walk, over £600, the East Berkshire Citizens Advice team received an additional £250. This award given to Penny Thorpe was sponsored by Peas & Carrots.
And for entering the largest team – 24 walkers – the Wayz Youth Club also received a check for £250 sponsored by Grundon Waste Management and given to Chelsea Piggott.
The checks were presented to the winning local charities by Easthampstead Rotary Club President Alan Finch.
A further three donations of £50 are to be given to other participating charities not present at the awards dinner.
And recalling some of the comments that circulated after this year’s Walk, we look forward to Bracknell Together Walk 2023: “Everyone is raising money for good causes”, “Gorgeous weather, lovely location, friendly volunteers” ; and “First time at South Hill Park – beautiful grounds – we will be back next year”.
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