Lisa Pierre & Friends
‘We are a group of old friends who love a challenge so when one of us suggested doing The Mighty 26 MileHike for a large charity last year we were up for it, we did it in 8 hours and it was awesome! This year the five of us wanted to take part in a similar event but for a local charity. We chose Just Walk 2017 for Loveworks because it is a small charity supporting many needs in the community including the food bank which is a much needed resource local to us. We thought another 26 miles would be boring so we’ve upped it to 37 miles this year…eek! We again take on the South Downs Way but also many forest tracks and river passes, fingers crossed it’s dry!’
Lisa Pierre and friends completed their challenge of 60 kms in a brilliant time of 12 hours – starting at 8am and finishing at 8pm! Thanks to all their fundraising supporters who backed them raising £1,047 plus gift aid. Highlights of the day included some incredible and stunning picturesque views of the countryside, including a walk through the grounds of Arundel Castle. Our walkers were even impressed to see that they could use the facilities in Biggin House instead of the usual porter loo’s!
More information about Just Walk 2017
The beauty of the Just Walk challenge is that you sign up directly with the organisers so any fundraising endeavours go directly to your chosen charity. You can choose from many distances including 10km, 20km, 30km, 40km and 60km, with all circular walks starting and finishing at Goodwood Racecourse.
So if this type of challenge is for you why not get involved with Just Walk in 2017 and choose Loveworks as your charity of choice? You can find out more about the challenge at Just Walk.