On the 7th & 8th September, Andrea Randall-Smith & Jo Gore will be walking 100km over two days to raise money for Little Gate Farm.
Andrea heads up the Supported Employment Team at Little Gate Farm. She is passionate about creating opportunities for adults with autism & learning disabilities & strives to find them paid employment. Jo works at Ashdown Hurrey accountants who are sponsoring the event.
Andrea shared how the two close friends decided on the challenge: “In December Jo asked me if I would like to walk with her a couple of times a week - I agreed and we both decided we needed a target. We chose the Thames pathway challenge of 100k in 2 days to complete and raise money for Little Gate Farm. There is a lot to prepare for and get ready including the training walks in a variety of weathers although the Summer has been great. We have already raised over £1000 and hope to raise more if we can. Ashdown Hurrey and Ben Smith Appliances are the business' sponsoring us”
They will join 3,000 others when they take on the Thames Path Challenge, following England’s greatest river - most will be walking, many will jog, some will be running, and all will have a special reason to push themselves. The Thames Path is unique; it's the only long-distance path to follow a river for most of its length. The 100km route begins at Bishop's Park, next to Putney Bridge, and on through leafy Kew and Richmond past the last non-tidal lock at Teddington. It passes the Royal palace of Hampton Court, beneath Windsor Castle and on through beautiful countryside to Henley.
Please visit Andrea & Jo’s fundraising page below, they would really value your support as they take on this amazing challenge to raise vital funds for Little Gate Farm: