More than 140 team members from across Fuller’s, and Special Olympics Great Britain, recently walked 20 miles between two Fuller’s pubs – The Bell & Crown in Chiswick and The Conductor, Farringdon  – raising money for its charity partner, Special Olympics Great Britain.

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The Bridge Walk raised £28,500 – to help fund regular sporting opportunities that can transform the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities across England, Scotland and Wales.

The walkers, comprising colleagues from Fuller’s pubs and hotels and its support centre, along with nine Special Olympics GB athletes and multiple staff, set off from The Bell & Crown first thing in the morning. Their first stop was The Red Lion in Barnes and from there they walked to The Mason’s Arms – crossing two bridges along the way. The group then set off on the next leg – from The Mason’s Arms to The Banker by Canon Street station. On this leg of the journey, the walkers crossed nine bridges along the Thames. The final part of the walk was a short, four mile walk – including two more bridge – from The Banker to The Conductor. The full walk was just over 20 miles and took around eight hours to complete.

Simon Emeny, Fuller’s Chief Executive, said: “It was great to see so many of our colleagues out, fundraising for Special Olympics GB. Special Olympics GB has been our charity partner since 2018 – this is our third Bridge Walk and it was the biggest one yet. It was an honour to have some of the Special Olympics athletes join us on the day – including Lloyd Martin who recently set a new record as the youngest person with Down Syndrome to complete the London Marathon. Days like this are a fantastic way for our team members to meet some of the people the fundraising supports.”

Laura Baxter MBE, CEO of Special Olympics GB, said: “Thank you, once again, to Fuller’s for organising another fantastic day. The Bridge Walk is not only about raising vital funds for Special Olympics GB – but about strengthening our partnership. I know the nine athletes present today really enjoyed getting to know our friends at Fuller’s and spirits were high all day – down to the last mile of the walk. We are all looking forward to next year’s event.”