Fuller’s Raises £28,500 For Special Olympics GB On Its Annual Bridge Walk

140 team members from Fullers walked 20 miles to raise money for its charity partner, Special Olympics GB...
An image of 8 members of the Fullers team next to the Tower Bridge

On Tuesday 30 April, 140 team members from across Fuller’s, and Special Olympics GB, walked 20 miles between two Fuller’s pubs – The Bell & Crown in Chiswick and The Conductor, Farringdon – raising money for its charity partner, Special Olympics GB. The Bridge Walk raised £28,500 – to help fund regular sporting opportunities that can transform the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities across England, Scotland and Wales.

The walkers, comprising colleagues from Fuller’s pubs and hotels and support centre, along with Special Olympics GB team members and athletes, set off from The Bell & Crown by Kew Bridge first thing in the morning. Their first stop, after crossing two bridges on the route, was The Red Lion in Barnes and from there they walked to The Mason’s Arms in Battersea – crossing two more bridges along the way. The group then set off on the next leg – from The Mason’s Arms to The Banker by Canon Street station. On this leg of the journey, the walkers crossed nine bridges along the Thames. The final part of the walk was a short, four mile walk – including two more bridges and weaving its way through the City – from The Banker to The Conductor. The full walk was just over 20 miles and took around eight hours to complete.

Simon Emeny, Fuller’s Chief Executive, said: “It was great to see so many of our colleagues out, fundraising for Special Olympics GB which has been our charity partner since 2018. This was our third Bridge Walk and it was the biggest one yet. It was an honour to have some of the Special Olympics GB athletes join us on the day – including Lloyd Martin who recently set a new record as the youngest person with Down Syndrome to complete the London Marathon. Days like this are a fantastic way for our team members to meet some of the people their fundraising supports.”

Laura Baxter MBE, CEO of Special Olympics GB, said: “Thank you, once again, to Fuller’s for organising another fantastic day. The Bridge Walk is not only about raising vital funds for Special Olympics GB – but about strengthening our partnership. I know the nine athletes present today really enjoyed getting to know our friends at Fuller’s and spirits were high all day – down to the last mile of the walk. We are all looking forward to next year’s event.” 

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