In 2018, James Bagge walked from King’s Lynn to Santiago di Compostela, raising some £60,000 for a number of organisations supporting unpaid carers in Norfolk.
Since then, our team (James, Anna and Christopher) has invited other local groups and charities to join in with new challenges, raising funds by ‘Walking4Norfolk’.
During the 2020 lockdown, teams walked ‘virtually’ from Land’s End to John O’Groats; and Coast to Coast (Wainwright’s Way) from Whitehaven in Cumbria to Robin Hood Bay in Yorkshire.
More recently, in May 2021, 40 teams representing 24 Norfolk charities and voluntary groups walked ‘virtually’ from Norwich Cathedral to Notre-Dame in Paris.
In all, Walking4Norfolk has raised approaching £150,000 for Norfolk causes.
It is our intention to continue to do so by offering a platform which charities and voluntary groups can use to raise funds themselves. In return for a modest fee, payable to the Walking4Norfolk Fund (managed by Norfolk Community Foundation), we offer to lay on the challenge and provide infrastructure to track and report a team’s progress along any chosen route.
We rather like the idea of running virtual challenges, which means teams and individuals can take part starting at their own backdoor, and at a time and pace of their choosing.
If you are interested in getting a team together to raise money for a worthy cause, let us know by filling out our contact form and we will be sure to let you know when we plan to launch the next one. They normally take place in May, and we will give you plenty of warning.
Finally, for an idea of what we have been doing for the past few years, check out our Blog which records our exploits, the fun we’ve had and the friendly competitiveness we’ve generated.
I hope to see you soon!
With best wishes