Excited we’re Walking4Norfolk 2021

Walking4Norfolk 2021

We’re putting our best feet forward and taking part in this year’s Walking4Norfolk challenge.

Made up of members from The Garage and The Workshop, The Rapid Referral Network Ramblers, Scrambled Legs and the Red Hot Chilli Steppers – are “virtually” walking from Norwich to Notre-Dame in Paris –  a total of 375 miles.

Each team member will contribute the daily mileage they have walked locally, accumulating towards the full amount.

They are taking part in the Walking4Norfolk challenge to raise funds for our Chair Bursaries Fund appeal which will help young people facing challenging circumstances use the arts to change their lives here at The Garage in Norwich and The Workshop in King’s Lynn.

Inclusion Manager Adam Yaxley, part of The Rapid Referral Network Ramblers team, said: “I am really excited to be doing this sponsored walk. To be able to do this with colleagues as well as members of our referral network gives us a real sense of togetherness in these tough times. I have seen first-hand the impact our work can have on the young people and families that use our service. I hope that with the support of the wider community we can hit our target and reach those communities who need our help most.”

Assistant Producer and Performing Arts Tutor Danielle Gardner, who’s a member of The Red Hot Chilli Steppers, added: “We are excited to get walking and raise money for Chair Bursaries Fund. A little bit of healthy competition with our rival Garage and Workshop teams also adds to the fun. We hope to beat them both to the virtual finish line in Paris.”

Find out more and how to donate. Check back for more updates.

James Bagge founded the Walking4Norfolk Fund in 2018. He was inspired by the 100,000 unpaid carers in Norfolk who provide selfless support to ill, older or disabled family members, friends or partners at home, saving the public purse hundreds of millions a year. They include many young carers, who juggle this while pursuing their studies and personal lives.

The Walking4Norfolk Fund is managed by the Norfolk Community Foundation (NCF) and provides grants to organisations offering projects to support unpaid carers, offering breaks from their significant day-to-day caring commitments.

Last year’s lockdown challenge saw teams undertake a “virtual” walk from Land’s End to John O’Groats.  Ten teams walked a total of 900-plus miles, raising around £45,000 for four separate charities.

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