The Whitehall team attended the annual Midnight Walk held in Colchester last Saturday night to fundraise for St Helena. a charity that helps people and their families to face incurable illness and bereavement.
Ten of our team members completed the challenge, that started at the business park and took participants around Colchester for nine miles and back to the starting point. A memory tree was also set up on the route at the Colchester Rugby Club, where those walking in-memory of friends and family had the opportunity to leave a personal tag.
The atmosphere at the event was very cheerful, with over 800 people of all ages joining the Hawaiian-themed party and the Zumba warm-up session at the meeting point before heading out to the streets, and although they walked until the early hours of Sunday, they kept the spirits up. At the finish line, they were rewarded with a medal from St Helena and delicious donuts.
We would like to thank our Whitehall team and all the participants for taking part, as well as everyone who donated via our Justgiving page. We are very pleased to have exceeded our fundraising target, collecting over £1,000 to support St Helena’s work.