Howes Percival, Interdirect and Milton Keynes College, have got together to undertake a new charity fundraising walk in the City on 8th September 2017.
The Challenge Walk is a 25.48 mile walking route over existing countryside and Parks Trust walkways and pathways, taking in Willen Lake, parkland, rivers, canals and reservoirs. The event was the brainchild of Simon deMaid of Howes Percival and Nicholas Mann of Interdirect.
Teams of five are welcome to take part in the Milton Keynes Challenge Walk for what will be one of the most pleasant and demanding fitness challenges this year. Entry fee is £100.00 per team.
The Challenge Walk aims to raise awareness and funds in excess of £5,000 for the increasingly pertinent issue of homelessness in the city. Working with MK Community Foundation all money raised will go towards a brand new 'City Fund', designed exclusively to support homeless charities and projects. These charities urgently need help to provide care and support services to get people back on their feet and into suitable accommodation.
Simon deMaid, partner at Howes Percival said:
"We hope that the walk will raise the profile of the new 'City Fund', give it an initial boost of money, and be an enjoyable challenge through the beautiful parks, woodlands and fields of Milton Keynes. "We would love your support in helping us to reach our target and submit a team or, alternatively, sponsor us here click here".
In 2016, there was a 16% increase of rough sleepers in England from the previous year, and Milton Keynes reportedly has the third highest homeless population in the South East. The charity Open Door MK currently sees between 40 and 50 visitors at its drop-in services each week and these figures are rising. Jake Hall, New Business Development Manager at Interdirect explains:
"Unfortunately homelessness is becoming an increasing issue in Milton Keynes and it is important that Interdirect and our partner organisations help the MK Community Foundation to support the most vulnerable people in our city".