Meningitis Now staff member Andy Hopkinson

Join Meningitis Now for a Fabulous Virtual Walk

Andy Hopkinson | 29th June 2021

Our Fabulous Virtual Walk, which replaced our popular Five Valleys Walk last year, was a big hit with many of you. And as we’re unable to host the Five Valleys Walk again this year, we’re keeping it going for 2021

Join Meningitis Now for a Fabulous Virtual Walk

We’re looking forward to 2022 when hopefully the shadows cast by the Covid-19 pandemic are well and truly behind us and we can meet in large groups again, confidently and safely.

So, this September, for the second year running, we’re inviting local supporters to take part in our virtual walk. If you would normally join us for our annual 21-mile trek around the beautiful hills and valleys surrounding Stroud - where we have our roots - or you’re from further afield, we’d love you to take part in our Fabulous Virtual Walk instead.

Our Fundraising Officer Leah Wynn said: “The Fabulous Virtual Walk is all about capturing the spirit of the original Five Valleys Walk challenge. The best bit though is that it means you can take part wherever you are in the country and enjoy the thrill of feeling part of a bigger event. 

“Our hope is that our loyal supporters, in Gloucestershire and across the country, will join in and take on a 21-mile walk with friends, family or colleagues at a time and in a place of your choosing. 

“This can be your favourite walk or that new challenge you’ve always wanted to do, spread over one day or many days – it’s your walk, your way.”

And by taking part you’ll be helping us to raise the vital funds we need to carry on our fight to beat meningitis within a generation and to improve the lives of those who have been affected by this devastating disease.

Make a difference

With around 21 people contracting meningitis each day, many people continue to need our aftercare and support and with your help we’ll be here to make a difference by saving lives and rebuilding futures for as long as it takes.

Registration for this year’s Fabulous Virtual Walk will open in early August – so watch this space for more information. 

“Do join us if you can and please raise as much as you can,” Leah added. “Every step you take will make a difference as we continue to reach out to all those who need our help and support.

“And hopefully next year we can meet up again in and around Stroud at the end of September and celebrate taking part in the 34th walking of Meningitis Now’s Five Valleys Walk.”