Aylesbury Pace charity confirm 'Big Walk' to go ahead

Pace, an Aylesbury based children’s charity whose vision is to enable potential in children with neurodisabilities like cerebral palsy announces its flag ship walking event will go ahead on 24 th April 2021.

Thursday, 8th April 2021, 9:24 am
Updated Thursday, 8th April 2021, 9:26 am
The Big Walk is set to go ahead

Over the last 12 months charities like Pace have lost hundreds of thousands of pounds in vital event income, as the country moved in and out of restrictions and lock downs.

However, with the government’s announcement on Monday evening meaning that outdoor events organised by charities can go head, Pace are delighted to confirm that their annual Big Walk which has historically raised in excess of £20,000 for the charity will go ahead on 24 th April.

Events Manager Kelly Houghton said, “Our primary focus is on keeping participants, volunteers and staff safe, we have carried out a thorough risk assessment for every aspect of the event and put in place many procedures to limit the risk of transmission, including staggered starts and walking in groups of six”.

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Whilst there are 140 people signed up to walk the 18, 12, 6 and Superhero Mile routes, spaces are still available for those who wish to take on a challenge in a covid safe event.

All the money raised will be put to good use supporting the 300 children and young people Pace work with each year. Sign up at

www.thepacecentre.org/bigwalk

“It has been a really challenging time trying to plan the Big Walk whilst following government guidelines and not knowing whether we would definitely be able to go ahead with it or not. We feel so lucky for the incredible support we have received so far by our local community and are delighted that people are coming out to walk for the children and young people at Pace.” continues Kelly.

Pace is a charity that each year provides education, therapy and support to over 300 children and young people with cerebral palsy and similar disorders, as well as providing support and guidance for their families.

Every year in the UK some 1800 children are diagnosed with cerebral palsy, which is an umbrella term for a type of motor disorder caused by damage to a child’s brain before, during

or after his or her birth.