September gives us a fundraising boost
On Monday 29th August, husband and wife, Steve and Sandra Webb set off on an 160 mile home-to-home walk to raise funds for Action for XP and the families they support.
The walk was planned by Sandra and Steve to mark 25 years as founders and trustees of the XP Support Group, and to celebrate the joining together of XPSG and Teddington Trust, to form the newly branded Action for XP. The walk took them from their current home in Prestwood, Buckinghamshire, to their respective childhood homes in Wolverhampton and Birmingham. Following the Slow Ways route, they averaged an impressive eight miles a day over 20 days, all coming to an end on Saturday 17th September, where they were met at the finish by friends and family.
We both thoroughly enjoyed the experience of walking from our current home to the places where we were born. We saw so much beautiful countryside that we would normally miss when driving the route, and were amazed to see so much wildlife - even herons on the canal towpath as we approached Wolverhampton! It was a pleasure to mark our retirement from the XP Support Group completing such a memorable journey. Raising funds for Action for XP was an added bonus.
To date the walk has raised over £1,500 which is an incredible sum—THANK YOU Steve and Sandra!
Donations are still being accepted: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sandrasteve-webb7
This concludes a wonderful month for fundraising for us, which saw Chris and Krisi, from the MET Police, take part in the London Big Half on 4th September, which raised over £700.00. Both did a tremendous effort with Krisi securing her new personal best—way to go Krisi!
Thank you Chris and Krisi for stepping up to the challenge and supporting our vital work x
After two years of very limited ability to fundraise during the pandemic, these funds have never been more important to us as a small, solely volunteer run charity. We welcome your support in bringing us your ideas, time and energy to help us fundraise to secure our services now and in the years ahead. Get in touch now, to discover how you can get involved—we would love to hear from you.