On Saturday 22nd July, we had a fantastic day walking along the towpath from Reading to Newbury and everyone involved completed their personal challenge, whether it was the first quarter, half of the walk or the full challenge. We had a great turn out of 31 walkers and 4 support vehicles, along with supporting family members.
It was a brilliant experience for the various teams as there was so much history and nature to see along the way. The sceneries were magnificent and the wildlife in abundance; kingfishers, dragonflies, Cows, Sheep, ducks with ducklings, swans with cygnets, you name it was there.
All walkers, trudged the towpath, hopped over locks, and braved the British weather, completing the walk within a commendable 9 hours to mark the charity’s 20th Anniversary Year and raise public awareness.
The event was a huge success, with a fabulous total of £7,403 being raised to date. This money will help to continue funding invaluable research into this rare condition and will assist in providing much needed support to those affected by ichthyosis through literature and educational conferences.
We aimed to capture everyone on the Walk for Ichthyosis and these photos were uploaded to social media throughout the walk with the following link https://photos.app.goo.gl/Kz9QVL0iiUMCy86u1
We were also supported by a number of supermarkets, and two pharmaceutical companies Sunsense and Eucerin.
Thank you to everyone involved.