Saga Charitable Trust Celebrity Walk a Mile

Monday 14 September 2015

Bob Champion MBE former English jump jockey and singer Andy Abraham lead Saga Charitable Trust’s Walk a Mile.

Saga Charitable Trust Celebrity Walk a Mile

On Friday 4th September, staff at Saga sites in Eurokent Thanet, Hastings and Enbrook, Cheriton Park and Middelburg Folkestone, were invited to walk a mile to help raise funds for the Saga Charitable Trust. To date the events have raised over £5,500 for the charity. 

The Saga Charitable Trust funds projects in developing countries across the World visited by Saga holidaymakers, helping support initiatives in health, education, income generation and training.

This year’s walks were led by celebrities Bob Champion and Andy Abraham:

Bob Champion MBE led the mile at Enbrook Park and was also joined by Saga chairman Andrew Goodsell. Bob a former English jump jockey won the 1981 Grand National on Aldaniti, a triumph that was made into the film Champions. Bob also formed his own charity in 1983 the Bob Champion Cancer Trust for cancer research.

Andy Abraham led the mile at the Hastings site. Andy was the runner-up in the second series of The X Factor and also represented the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008.

Staff were invited to join one of three walks scheduled at each site throughout the day and were asked to donate any spare change they had to this great cause. The distance walked by staff represented the fact that every day thousands of people in the developing world walk miles just to collect basic necessities such as water or simply to go to school.

Paul Green, director of communications at Saga, commented: 

“The idea behind these events is to raise awareness of the Trusts work but also to give staff a chance to come together and do something that’s both fun and virtuous. I would like to say a huge thank you to Bob and Andy for their time but also to all of the staff who joined in and donated on the day.

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