Would you walk 500 miles….for Watford’s charities?


Watford residents are being asked to take part in a ‘Walk for Watford Challenge’ that aims to raise critical funds for local charities who are providing vital support to people in need during the current pandemic. From as little as .5 of a mile to 5, 50 or more, the goal is to get people doing what they can to support the appeal.


To date the Watford COVID-19 appeal has raised over £140,000 for charities in the town with a range of fundraising initiatives including the ‘Big Bold Community Quiz’ hosted by the Elected Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor and Watford FC legend, Luther Blissett.


Now the appeal team are asking residents to help them reach the 250k target set for the appeal by raising funds with a range of activities that can be completed in the safety of their own homes or in the open air. The first of these Walk for Watford’ launches this week.


Accessible and easy for the majority of residents in the area to complete, the target is to walk a mile around Watford and raise £5 for the Watford Helps Covid-19 charity appeal. Participants are then encouraged to post a photo of their walk on social media and tag in @WatfordCouncil and nominate five friends or family members to take a walk! Other fundraising ideas include ‘Hair-Raising Home Cuts’, ‘Run Around Your Garden’ and the ‘Do Your Own 5K Challenge’ You can find out more at watfordcovidappeal.org/fundraising


Elected Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor said “These have been incredibly tough times and our charities are doing an amazing job supporting those in need. By getting involved in our fundraising efforts or donating, you are helping local charities to continue with the vital help they are giving residents. They need our supports so that they can help people who are bereaved and lonely, people suffering from domestic abuse, the homeless and many more in our town who have fallen on hard times due to the pandemic.”


Donations to this appeal will ensure that charities vital work continue during the pandemic and that they survive through to the recovery phase and beyond. 100% of the donation you make will go directly to local charities, you can find out more and donate at watfordcovidappeal.org.

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