John Baron MP: 2015 Fun Walk raises £100,000 and awards record bonus to charities

November 2, 2015

MP thanks bonus pot sponsors, Barleylands Farm and ‘Family of volunteers’ at presentation evening

At their Presentation ceremony this evening, John Baron MP and other Trustees of the Fun Walk Trust [a registered charity] awarded bonus pot cheques to all those charities and good causes [projects] who took part in this year’s Fun Walk [which took place at Barleylands Farm on Sunday, 12th July].

Because of the generosity of corporate and individual sponsors, each project receives a bonus over and above what they raise themselves in sponsorship on the day. In this year’s walk, for every £100 raised by projects in sponsorship, the bonus pot is adding a further £90 – nearly doubling monies raised. The total monies raised both by the projects and bonus pot sponsors came to £100,000 with 100 projects in total benefitting from this year’s Walk.

The presentation was held at Anisha Grange Care Home, Outwood Common Road, Billericay, Essex, CM11 2LE.

John said:

“The 2015 Fun Walk has been a huge success and our bonus pot sponsors have been tremendous in nearly doubling monies raised. Our thanks go to Swan Housing Association, c2c Rail, Butyl Products Ltd, Abellio Greater Anglia, Hallmark Care Homes, Barratt Homes, Private Ambulance Service Ltd, IFE Global Logistics, Finmeccanica –Selex ES, Ford Motor Company Ltd, Mr Barrie Stone and others.”

“Our thanks also go to the great team at Barleylands Farm for hosting the Walk, to our ‘Family of volunteers’ for organising and running it, and to the many others who have helped including our accountants Hunt Smee and Co.”

“Many people less fortunate than ourselves will benefit from everyone’s generosity. It’s been a great team effort which illustrates that Essex is second to none when it comes to initiative and charitable work.”



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Notes to Editors

• The registered charity number of the Fun Walk is 1151626
• Attached is the 2016 Fun Walk factsheet

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