WALK IT announcement

21 May 2020

Urgent appeal: Our community needs our help more than ever before. If you can, please make an urgent donation now. Thank you.

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WALK IT is our flagship walk series that brings together thousands of people from the Crohn’s and Colitis community across the UK. We had already postponed our WALK IT series until early autumn, but as a result of the coronavirus pandemic currently affecting the UK, there is still a lot of uncertainty about mass events for the remainder of the year. We have therefore taken the decision to cancel the WALK IT 2020 events, rather than postpone them again, as we feel this best supports the needs of our community.

This was not an easy decision. WALK IT is our largest event and our fundraisers are so generous in raising significant funds for us through their sponsorship each year. Due to so much fundraising activity being halted, our funds are down by over 60%, but our Helpline are responding to more calls and requests for support than ever before.

Join our virtual walking event - My WALK IT!

Although we cannot come together at WALK IT as we usually would, we are delighted to launch My WALK IT! This is a new virtual challenge which you can complete to support the Crohn’s and Colitis community, even in lockdown, and continue raising vital funds. This virtual walking event is for everyone, everywhere and can be done at home or in your local area. You can choose to walk 5k or 10k – this could be in your local park, laps of your garden, or even done over several days!

This is an exciting new way for our supporters to raise funds and the much-needed awareness through talking about Crohn’s and Colitis, and the work of the charity. To help support the charity’s work, we encourage you to raise £100 if you can, and if you raise over £50 you’ll be eligible for a physical medal!

Now, more than ever, your continued support is needed to help those living with Crohn’s and Colitis.

Find out more and register here!

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