Let's 'walk' about it! Sponsored canal walk raises funds for Priors Court

Five colleagues from our Hungerford branch completed a 13.8-mile walk along the Kennet and Avon canal footpath on Sunday 13 June 2021 to fundraise funds for their branch charity partner, Priors Court.

Priors Court is a local charity providing education and residential care for young people with complex autism. 

Our walkers - Jane Bosher, Matt Harris, Eve McDowell, Paula Wheeler and Chelsea Ford – raised £427, which will be fund-matched by the Executive team to make a total of £854 raised! 

A huge thank you to those who donated and well done to all our walkers – a great team effort. 

Here is what our walkers had to say:

Paula – “I walked in the beautiful sunshine from Thatcham to Hungerford with 4 of my colleagues to raise funds for Hungerford’s charity partner - Priors Court. This is because Autism is very close to my heart, I know first-hand just how important it is to have people in your life and the life of your family who have experience with people who have autism and who can support you when needed. Priors Court is such a wonderful place for young people with autism to be.” 

Eve – “It was lovely catching up with colleagues I've not seen for a very long time.  We had a beautiful day for our walk, lots of laughs and singing along the way.  All for a very good cause.  Thank you to those who donated.” 

Chelsea – “Even though it was a very hot day, knowing we were doing the walk for a worthy charity like priors court made it all worthwhile.” 

Matt – “Our walk was a great success and we raised a good sum of donations for such an important charity. Knowing we are helping to support Prior’s Court, who provide education and care to young people with autism, made our four and a half hour walk in the heat worth it.” 

Jane – “It was fantastic to take part in a walk to raise funds for such a worthwhile cause. The Priors Court team do a terrific job 24/7, 365 days a year. Lovely to see Karen White from Priors Court at the start to wish us well! It was very hot, but the team worked together and enjoyed the experience of dodging bikes, walkers, dogs and canoes along the beautiful scenic canal route.” 

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