Due to Covid 19 Walk the Test Way cannot take place this year. This is a major blow to many charities who use the walk platform for their major fundraising. Last year over £60,000 was raised by over 100 charities. To ensure that charities do not miss out the organiser, Rotary Club of Romsey Test, have modified the event To Walk the Test another Way.
The idea is that individuals sign up and set their own personal step or walk challenge which they can be sponsored for. This might be a short or long distance but a personal challenge for the participant. The challenge can also take place in any location. The event opened in June and runs until 31st July.
The response had been international with celebrity chef Rick Stein (isolated in Sydney) walking around Sydney harbour to raise funds for the homeless in Cornwall. Locally Rotarian Stewart Mitchell, who has a tramline in his garden, has signed up to raise funds for ‘Youth in Romsey’ by driving his tram all the way from his house to the Youth in Romsey’s headquarters (1.6 miles). This of course means
many circuits around his garden!
Anyone who sponsors Stewart will be offered a run on the tram when normal conditions return. To sponsor Stewart and Youth in Romsey go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/yir-stewart-tramway
If you would like to raise funds for your favourite charity and register your challenge go to www.walkthetestway.org.uk
Once completed successful walkers who raise funds will be celebrated in the media and receive a certificate for their achievements as
well as a commemorative C19 Walk the Test another Way medal.