Loopy Walkers event raising money for single homeless people in Walthamstow

15th July 2019

The LOOPY Walkers are undertaking their final fundraising Challenge – walking the length of the River Thames from its source (in the Cotswolds) to its mouth (Thames Barrier) in London for Branches Homeless Hostel in Walthamstow, London. The LOOPY Walkers are a group of Trustees, friends, and work colleagues from all backgrounds who love to walk and to support the homelessness cause. They have so far walked 238 miles by completing the London LOOP (150 miles) and London’s Capital Ring Walk (78 miles), raising almost £9000 to purchase kitchen equipment and to help fund the work of the Resettlement Service. The final challenge is to walk the length of the River Thames over the summer of 2019.

Having competed 112 miles after walking another 17.5 miles on 22 June from Reading to Marlow via Henley on Thames, where they enjoyed the spectacle of the Henley Women's Regatta. Their journey also took them through the pretty villages of Sonning, Shiplake and the lovely Sonning, Marsh, Hambleden, Hurley and Temple locks. They  met many fellow walkers of the Thames Path, who were interested in the work of Branche The walk resumes on 20 July from Marlow to Windsor. If you see them on Saturday, why not stop and say Hello.

Branches is 27-bed purpose-built hostel in Walthamstow, providing short term housing for single homeless people in the locality, and they need additional resources to provide a wider variety of services and opportunities for our clients. They are looking to establish their own in-house specialist Clinical Practitioner who will offer an enhanced level of support through day-to-day clinical involvement to those with mental health needs. All the money raised will go towards this vital service. £30 will help provide 1 hour’s specialist support to our clients.

Will you support “The LOOPY Walkers” to achieve our target of £5000 by donating on https://www.give.net/ThamesPathChallenge2019
For more information on Branches, please visit our website: www.wfcbranches.org.uk

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