Successful launch event for the Accuro 50 challenge walk

Charity / Fri 6th May 2022 am31 08:38am

WEST Essex based Disability Charity Accuro (Care Services) are celebrating this week following a successful launch event for the ‘Accuro 50’, a 50 mile challenge walk across West Essex. 

The event was held at Redchurch Brewery in Harlow, hosted by Accuro and attended by supporters of the charity including Accuro 50 sponsors Rayden Solicitors, Genmar IT, Mullucks Estate Agents and DRB Compliance Ltd. 

The evening kicked off with presentations from Matthew Punshon, Chair of Trustees and Sue Fishpool, Fundraising Manager at Accuro, who talked through the challenge, the inspiration and ideas that bought the Accuro 50 to life and how supports can get involved. 

Also speaking were Peter Aylmer of Trailman Publications, who put together and published the Accuro 50 Route Guide and Accuro 50 challenger Simon Dewhurst, who was the first to take on the Route in October 2021 as part of the planning process. This was followed by a fascinating tour of the brewery led by Tony Porter, Director at Redchurch Brewery.

During his speech about his experience walking the 50 Mile Accuro 50 Route across three days, Simon told the crowd, “This was quite a challenge but it was a wonderful three days. I honestly believe with a bit of planning and training, almost anyone could do it. You get amazing views and get to see a lot of the beautiful countryside that you maybe don’t even know is on your own doorstep.”

Daniel Galati, Manager Director at Mullucks commented, “As supporters of Accuro, there was never any question we’d be involved in Accuro 50, it covers our patch,  so we will be putting in a team to either walk it in relay or of some of our braver colleagues will be taking on the whole walk.  A great challenge that will raise awareness of the services Accuro offer and raise all important funds!”

 The Accuro 50 challenge walk largely follows the established long distance routes The Forest Way, The Flitch Way, Harcamlow Way and the Saffron Trail and leads you through some of the best walking in the area. The section on the Flitch Way is fully accessible to wheelchairs and buggies so everyone can take part in some way. The route can be walked in either direction, broken down into smaller sections, completed over multiple days, as an ultra-challenge in one day or even as a relay. The charity are keen to encourage supporters to get involved in a way that suits them.

Sue Fishpool, Fundraising Manager at Accuro said, “We’re delighted to launch the Accuro 50, a 50-mile, long distance walking route in West Essex conceived to link the whole region, from Loughton to Saffron Walden, where Accuro runs services. The idea of the Accuro 50 is to raise the profile of the charity, and encourage support through challenge sponsorship. 

The charity would like to thank Rayden Solicitors, Genmar IT for sponsoring the Route Guide and Mullucks Estate Agents, who provided a promotional video and marketing help for the event and DRB Compliance who sponsored the launch event. 

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