The annual Barleylands Fun Walk has gone virtual for 2020, and the SNAP Team are hoping everyone will join forces to celebrate this great fundraising event that raises thousands for local charities each year – and of course we have dreamed up a fun SNAP twist!
We hope to encourage our fabulous supporters to pledge to walk/trike/wheelchair/pushchair any distance of their choosing during the month of September. The steps/miles that everyone ‘clocks up’ will then be added together and we will see how many miles we have collectively achieved. How far can we travel together from our SNAP Centre base in Brentwood?
The Fun Walk Trust organisers are hoping families will join in during September and have once again pledged to add to any sponsorship raised by individuals. Last year for every £100 fundraised the Fun Walk Trust added £50.
If you need any assistance with your personal challenge then please get in touch with the SNAP Fundraising Team by emailing [email protected] or calling us on 01277 245345.
Want to set up your own fundraising page and collect sponsorship? Use the link above and then click “start fundraising”. This will link your JustGiving page to the SNAP STEPtember campaign!
Want to get involved but don’t want to set up your own fundraising page? You can also use the link above to make a donation if you’d like!
One incredible journey together!
By virtually leaving from The SNAP Centre, what distance can we collectively travel when we add up everyones miles?
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Joy took part in the Thames Bridge Challenge
Star trekker Joy took part in the Thames Bridges Challenge with her husband Ian and relished the opportunity to give to her local community.
“I’ve known about SNAP since it began in 1994 and I’ve seen at close range the challenges that come with parenting a child with special needs and it’s inspiring to see the way SNAP has grown into the incredible charity it is today,” said Joy.
“I’m usually more of a box sets and sofa kind of person, but I decided that myself – and my husband – needed to get some low-impact exercise, and SNAP was the obvious choice to benefit from our efforts. I love London and the river, so trekking the 25k across the capital’s famous bridges was just right for us.”
“I just put on my trainers, downloaded an audio book to my phone and walked out the front door. The walk organisers sent me a whole pack of information about training, and as long as you walk regularly at whatever pace suits you and gradually increase the distance the training is fine.”
“I started a joint Just Giving page with Ian and just wrote a bit about SNAP and then shared this page on Facebook, as well as printing off a sponsor sheet for work. I think being sponsored made me less likely to chicken out, and helped me to discipline myself for training.”
“On the actual event day it was great fun. You get a great sense of taking part in a community event and because you’re walking, rather than running, you can chat to people you meet along the way. It was really pretty walking over all the bridges and we were lucky with the sun. There’s a halfway stop for refreshments and at the end there was a reception on a boat on the Thames.”
Joy was proud of her achievement – and medal – and was also delighted to have raised £1,151 for SNAP.