Another sunny weekend helps Just Walk Event to even greater heights

Across the Divide are pleased to announce the success of our second Just Walk Charity Walk 

On Saturday 10th May 2008 with 400 walkers taking part, 115 of these challenging themselves to the big 60km route. This means that our walkers covered a total of 12,540 km’s of West Sussex countryside between them. Our first 20km walker took only 3 and a half hours to cross the finish line and the first group to complete the 60km challenge took an impressive 11 hours including their stops!

It was a beautiful, sunny day, hot at times, but this did not deter our walkers from completing the most rewarding challenge. Our walkers have raised an estimated £400,000 for around 117 different charities. They deserve a huge congratulations for completing the walk and working so hard to raise money for all their charities; without their enthusiasm and determination the event would not be the success that it was.

Tony Ford the Event Manager for Just Walk had this to say:

‘The event was a great success and considering the warm weather we had few medical situations to deal with. We are all already looking forward to a bigger and better Just Walk 2009.’

So far the feedback from the walkers has been excellent and very positive, examples of comments are:

‘Thanks to the whole team for a great day, it was such a well organised event and the support from marshals etc was excellent and much appreciated.’

‘I just wanted to say that Mum and I had the most fantastic time today doing the 20km walk. The weather was perfect, the atmosphere was amazing, and we both thought it was extremely well organised. So many people worked to make it a great day and it really was. Neither of us have done anything like this before, but we’d both do it again!’ 


‘I just wanted to share our feelings and express how much we appreciated all the hard work that went into making the day such a huge success.’

‘We had a fantastic time and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves; this was mainly down to the outstanding organisation and wonderful staff. The atmosphere was brilliant. We will see you again next year.’

‘A short note to thank you and all the Just Walk team for not only an excellently managed day on Saturday but for all the build up information e-mailed to the walkers.’

‘Thank you very much indeed for organising such a terrific day on Saturday. We all thought it was incredibly well organised and enormous fun.’

‘Just to say a big thank you to all the people who were involved in the walk on Saturday.  I think maybe they had all been handpicked because each one was nicer than the next with big smiles and so helpful.’ 

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