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24-hour Thames walk for Stop Hunger

24-hour Thames walk for Stop Hunger

 
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A Government Services team took in some spectacular sights as they tackled a 52-mile walk along the Thames in aid of Stop Hunger. Landmarks such as the Cutty Sark, Tower Bridge and the London Eye kept them focused during the 24-hour Thames Path challenge.  A Government Services team took in some spectacular sights as they tackled a 52-mile walk along the Thames in aid of Stop Hunger. Landmarks such as the Cutty Sark, Tower Bridge and the London Eye kept them focused during the 24-hour Thames Path challenge.  

The team of 18 tackled the walk in six stages, with participants able to sign up for the whole distance, or chose a stage. They set off from Bateaux Windsor at 7pm on Friday 8 June 2018 and walked through the night, finishing in Greenwich at 6.30pm on Saturday, with fundraisers stopping for a well-earned 30-minute break at the end of each stage.

In spite of the back-up van breaking down, the team all completed their distances, raising over £450, with more cash still to come in.

A Government Services team took in some spectacular sights as they tackled a 52-mile walk along the Thames in aid of Stop Hunger. Landmarks such as the Cutty Sark, Tower Bridge and the London Eye kept them focused during the 24-hour Thames Path challenge.  Charity champion Mark Welshman, who took part in the event, said: “It was a real endurance test, especially after a full week’s work. There were some sore toes and limbs but the fun, camaraderie and memories we shared were priceless. The team has even asked what are we doing next year!”

Well done to all the walkers: Mark Welshman; Florentina Balta; Rezki Karar; Marie Arthur; Emil Valkov; Adrienn Bacskai; Wojciech Kopie; Paul Kennedy; Mark Williamson; Monika Soroka; Maya Soroka; Barrington Walker; Jayadeva Sivaraja; Jesse Osei-Kwame; Chelsea Weatherley; Cath Page; Zoe Nisbet; Cynthia Osei-Kwame and Carlos Cochia, supported by Nasreen, Dawn, Ann, Beatrice and Tony from Sodexo TfL.

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