John Baron, the Member of Parliament for Basildon and Billericay, started the Fun Walk with his team in 2002 to commemorate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. In 2013 the Fun Walk became a registered Charity, and it is now officially known as The Fun Walk Trust (Registered Charity number: 1151626).
To assist with its growth, in 2013 the Fun Walk became a registered Charity and it is now officially known as The Fun Walk Trust (Registered Charity number: 1151626), and in 2019 BBW CVS was appointed to administer the event on behalf of the Trustees.
The BONUS POT is a unique feature of the event, into which local businesses and individuals kindly donate and which is then distributed to participating organisations on a pro rata basis and in addition to the monies they themselves raise in sponsorship.
BBW CVS organises the walk and takes care of all the paperwork, leaving the projects free to focus on raising sponsorship money and enjoying the event. The event is not confined to charities, any good cause or project may join us once approved by the Trust. For example, many pre-schools and schools, churches and community groups now regularly participate.
For 2020, in the light of the challenges presented by COVID-19 and the recognition that our local charities and good causes need our help more than ever, the decision was made to hold a virtual event that ran through September.
Read more at www.thefunwalktrust.co.uk