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Top fundraisers of the year

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After another fantastic year of fundraising for Walking Home For Christmas, you have helped to support 160+ veterans. THANK YOU. We want to celebrate our top fundraisers of the year, and inspire you all for Walking Home For Christmas 2020! 


Long range efforts...

Quite a few of our top fundraisers were! RHQ Royal Yeomanry, walked from their base at Fulham, to their new HQ in Leicester, completing 100 miles in 3 days and raising over £6,000 for the cause.


The senior management team of Cygnet Health Care, comprising of CEO Tony Romero, Barry Swire and Carla Bartlett, completed their 70 mile walk from their HQ in London down to Portsmouth, raising over £3,000.


Rikki Webster and his team raised over £3,000 by walking 30 miles home from their offices in Tower Hill to their home in Benfleet.


A 4-man team of football fans raised just over £2,200 by walking 35 miles from the Kassam Stadium,Oxford to MK Dons Stadium, in time for kick of their fixture of 14th December 2019.


Veteran and FDM graduate, Tom Apps, completed a 55 mile walk home form Companies House, Cardiff back to Stroud, raising over £1,500.


Short range strolls...

There were also those who may not have walked as far, but went the extra mile with their fundraising. Topping the leaderboard, The Duke of York's Royal Military School raised an incredible £6,756. The pupils completed a 1 mile walk, with some healthy competition between their school houses.   


The Leek Staffordshire Walkers, completed 10.5 miles across the Peak District from Wetton Mill to their home town of Leek in Staffordshire, raising a little over £3,000 for the cause.


James Sellon and his team completed their annual walk, getting off the train a stop early and completing 3.5 miles from Whitchurch back to Overton, raising around £2,400.


Neil Milner and his friends raised £1,300, by completing their annual 5 mile walk to their favourite pub, The Bridge Inn. 


Businesses taking the lead...

Leading the way for corporates, Wilkin Chapman, marshalled by their Senior Marketing Manager, Kay Hudson, got all 6 of their offices walking after work, raising an incredible £5,466.25


Southway Housing joined in with WWTW's Manchester Office, raising £1,900 and walking 2 miles from the Manchester Cenotaph to WWTW's offices in Canada Street.

 

Aldridge Brownlee Solicitors took an 8 mile stroll after work, walking along Bournemouth sea front to Sandbanks and back again, raising just over £1,100.


Get creative with your walk...

Completing a whopping 2,500 miles across 2019, from January-December. Walking With The Wounded benificary, Simon Johnson, completed a virtual walk from Afghanistan to the National Arboretum, Alrewas, culminating in a 10 mile walk in which he was joined both in-person and virtually by friends and supporters, raising over £2,500.


Briony Hill celebrated her 39th birthday in style by completing 39km (24+ miles) on the big day, walking from Salisbury Cathedral, and ending up at The Ship Inn at Upavon. She smashed her target of £390 to raise over £1,400.


Inspired by these walks? You can pre-register for Walking Home For Christmas 2020 here, or you can check out the full leaderboard from this year here