Community Challenge Passes Halfway Point
29 Jan 2018

Since 2 January over 30 people have been taking part in the 'Chieveley 50' community charity challenge. The challenge involves walking a mile a day for 50 days in aid of Crisis. The torchlight procession of walkers and dogs in the High Street has become a familiar sight at 6pm each day.

Having just passed the half way point and with 22 days still to go organisers Helen Singleton and Mark Hutchison, whilst delighted with the turnout, would love to see the number of participants reach 50.

"Walkers do not have to participate every day, just whenever they can. Some join in only on weekends, others on particular days during the week, as their lives allow.  There are also people doing the challenge on their own during their lunch hour at work." says Helen.

"Come and join us for the final stretch and help us get the number of walkers up to 50. It's not too late and you only have to appear when you can"

Walkers set off from the church gate in East Lane at 6pm every day for a 1 mile circuit up to the Rec and back. All you have to do to join in is turn up wearing wellies or boots just before 6pm on whatever day you can. And of course pledge some money to Crisis.