The Beverley team smashes its veterans’ fund-raising target ahead of its Santa stride-out.
Striding out in Santa hats, our team in Beverley is preparing for tomorrow’s super Santa stride out to raise money for a leading veterans’ charity.
Setting off from their office in The Hall, Lairgate the Wilkin Chapman walkers will take a 2.5-mile route around the town, aiming to complete as many laps of the town as possible in a two-hour window, before returning to their offices. They hope to complete a collective total of 101 miles in order to commemorate the end of the First World War.
And we can reveal they have already surpassed their fundraising target, with the total as of this afternoon reaching £801! The East Yorkshire team had aimed to raise at least £675 for Walking With The Wounded’s ‘Walking Home For Christmas’ initiative. As in previous years, the national charity has launched its annual fund-raiser and wants as many people as possible to take part in walks to raise money for the wellbeing and support of veterans.
The £675 is the amount needed to fund seven intensive one-to-one mental health care sessions for a veteran. As a firm, Wilkin Chapman are organising similar events at its other regional offices with a target to raise a total sum of £4,725, which will fund seven individual programmes.
Lead organiser in Beverley, Partner and Head of the Military Sector, James Marsden, said:
“This is a really great opportunity for us all to get some pre-festive exercise while raising money for such a good cause. For all of us who will be looking forward to a festive season with family and friends, it is important to remember that there are others out there who continue to need our help and we know some of those individuals will be military veterans.”
Supporters can sign up for the Beverley walk and learn more about Walking With The Wounded and Walking Home For Christmas at http://www.walkinghomeforchristmas.com/teams/wilkin-chapman-beverley