We’re hearing lots of wonderful stories of what people are doing for Walking Home For Christmas, being inventive with their destinations and planning their routes ready for December.
Remember, you don’t have to walk ‘home’ -your walk can be to an event, part of your daily commute, or to a colleague’s home. Here are a few ideas if you are thinking of registering!
- The Long Haul – Ultra distance runner Jules Roberts ran 160 miles from London to near Stoke on Trent over three days and slept rough en route.
- The Nativity – Staff and students from the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester are made Walking Home For Christmas part of their annual nativity play! Walking into town with their audience to ‘find an Inn’ as part of the production.
- The Workplace Challenge – The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital challenged staff to get involved and to collectively walk 8,000 miles to the South Pole! They organised a mass walk around the hospital, have staff walking home and others ditching the bus and walking to the park & ride or the train station. Challenge your company to get involved en masse.
- The Team Outing – Here at WWTW HQ we walked 11 miles in a group to a colleague’s house for a team dinner.
- The Leisurely Walk – Mags Benham walked from home to a leisure centre and back. Five miles in total. A great idea to use the event to try walking rather than taking the car.
- The Train-ing Plan – Florence and Brian Sykes along with Bridget Sneyd walked home three miles from St Germans Train Station. You don’t have to walk from work to home. You can walk any part of it, just do more than you would normally.
So…. please do:
‘Walk This Way’ (register and join us!)
‘Support This Way’ (dig deep and donate to those who are walking)
WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?
Please do read and share our ambassador Dave Henson’s powerful reasons why he is taking part.
All funds raised will support our programmes supporting homeless and other vulnerable veterans back into independence through employment.