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(The Walking Team at Greenwich Park, the last Royal Park on their Walk For Friendship. Pictured from l to r: Ian Fenn, CEO David Tickner, Belinda Stalker, Duncan Packer, Sophia Hill, Vice Chairman Sue Jarvis and Yvonne Scott)

1 Day, 8 Royal Parks, 15 Miles, 34,000 steps: The Walk For Friendship was completed on Friday September 2nd 2016

Staff from Fellowship Office, members of the Board of Directors, Departmental Ambassadors and volunteers completed their fundraising Walk For Friendship this week (Friday September 2nd). 

The ‘Walk for Friendship’ saw the Team cover all eight London Royal Parks in one day. The walk started at Bushy Park in South West London moving to Richmond Park, Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, Regents Park, Green Park and St James Park before taking the river boat down river to finish at Greenwich Park.

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(The start of the Walk at Hampton Court Station)

So far the Walk has raised over £6,000 with all funds raised going to the National Visitors Network and Phone Buddy schemes which deliver companionship for any socially isolated beneficiary.

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(At the Serpentine Bridge in Hyde Park our team was joined on the walk by staff from the Department of Transport)

We remain very grateful for the ongoing financial support given by the Civil Service Insurance Society Charity Fund to the National Visitors Network but it is important we preserve our ongoing commitment to these very important schemes.

A big thanks to our friends at CSSC Sport & Leisure and the Civil Service Insurance Society who supported the walk as our official sponsors.