Charity walker calls on others to put their best foot forward for The Children’s Society

A prize-winning fundraiser is urging others to sign up to the 47th Berkhamsted Walk as she gears up to take part again this year.

Monday, 30th March 2015, 10:47 am
Berkhamsted Walk. Pictured at the start of the 2014 walk are Alona Simister, Wendy Phillips, Katie Prior, Emily Atkinson and Samantha Russell.

Alona Simister was part of an all-girl group in 2014 that won an award for raising the most sponsorship money for The Children’s Society.

She said: “I walked the 12-mile route last year with four friends. Our walking experience is varied, from half marathons to just walking the dog, but we enjoyed setting a pace and chatting the whole way round.

“The planning, friendly welcome and route support from the organisers made it even better.

Pictured at the end of the walk.

“We were very pleased to win vouchers from The Complete Outdoors in Bourne End for raising the most money for the Children’s Society as a group, and look forward to returning to the walk this year.”

The total amount raised through the event last year was £6,332.

This year, walkers can once again chose from a six mile fun walk, the 12-mile bluebell walk or the 18-mile challenge to enjoy the best of the Chiltern countryside on Sunday, May 10.

There will be prizes up for grabs for those who raise the most sponsorship.

To find out more and to sign up visit