The Thames Walk raises over £2,800

Between 1st and 4th of May a team of Posh fans walked 78 miles to raise funds for Free Kicks.

The group set off from Henley early on Tuesday morning, with the first destination being 24 miles away in Windsor and The Vansittart Arms, who kindly looked after our bags until our arrival. It was hard going in the heat, we were very lucky to have beautiful weather the whole trip!

Day 2 started with McDonalds breakfast against the backdrop of Windsor Castle; the Queen was in but didn’t pop out to cheer us on our way. We finished 24 miles later at Kingston Upon Thames with all manner of blisters and aches present throughout the team!

On day 3 it was the final push into the heart of London, a day we were all looking forward to; not just because it was getting close to the end but also because we would get chance to do some sightseeing. We were very generously given a free drink and lunch by Fullers at The Mawson Arms, which is on their brewery site at Chiswick. Fulham FC also kindly let us in to Craven Cottage for pictures by the side of the pitch. It was a baking hot day and the heat and miles of walking we had already done took its toll on everybody, making the last few miles to the finish at Tower Bridge immensely hard work.

Saturday morning dawned and we returned to Tower Bridge to start the last 5 mile push to our final destination in Greenwich. Again, thanks to Fullers, we were treated to a hearty cooked breakfast, this time at The Pilot Inn close to the O2.

It was a fantastic effort by the whole team and the current total raised is over £2,800, which included a generous donation of £500 from Fullers, who we can’t thank enough.

The team was Nikki Brinkman, Andy Clements, Wayne Daly, Sam Downing, Chris Dowsett, Emma Pilarski, Martin Pilarski, Andy Ragless, Carla Ragless, Chris Sharpe and Steve Thorpe.

Thank you to all the guys taking part, Chris Sharpe for getting Fullers involved in our fundraising for the third year running, my colleagues at EDF Energy for helping to shift our bags between hotels plus Gemma, Dawn, Graeme and Philip who came and saw us en route.

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