Putting their best foot forward for 100km charity walk

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A WEST Sussex company is urging residents to put their best foot forward for a 100k charity walk.

PMW Communications based at Five Oaks near Billingshurst is calling on people to put on their walking shoes and join in the adventure!

The 100k walk is part of the Horsham 100 campaign which sees local businesses coming together to raise £100,000 for local charities each year, with 2011’s proceeds being donated to The Dame Vera Lynn Trust for Children with Cerebral Palsy.

This newspaper is supporting the walk with publicity.

The Horsham 100k walk will start on Saturday 17th September 2011 and will take participants across the stunning landscape of the South Downs in just 36 hours – the perfect challenge for anyone wishing to do something amazing for charity this year whilst enjoying the beautiful Sussex countryside.

Managing Director of PMW and co-founder of Horsham 100, Peter Sutton, commented: “I am incredibly excited about the Horsham 100k walk and I can only hope that the public join in with what is set to be a memorable occasion for the residents of the town. We wanted to put on an event for Horsham 100 that could not only involve the big businesses in Horsham but also the small independent retailers including their friends, family and even the local residents.”

Peter continued: “With hundreds of thousands of residents living in Sussex, this event could be huge. The event is open to everyone who likes walking and wants to do something amazing, not just those who live in Horsham town centre. Even if we could get 100 people taking part raising around £250 each that would be a staggering £25,000 towards our target but just imagine if we could get 500 or more! The PMW walking team started training last week and it is such a great feeling to get out in the countryside whilst knowing in the back of your mind that you are doing something great for the kids at the trust.”

Gary Shipton, Editor In Chief of this newspaper, added: “We are delighted to be supporting PMW Communications with their 100k challenge. The Dame Vera Lynn Trust for Children with Cerebral Palsy is such an incredible charity and I can only hope that the local community comes together to support the cause.”

Registration for the walk is now open and is so easy. Walkers will be supported every step of the way and can even join in pre event walks. The challenge is being provided by well known outdoors event company, Discover Adventure, therefore all aspects are covered from health and safety to marshals along the walk and even support crew who will walk all the way with participants to make sure everyone is on top form. To register a place or for more information on the Horsham 100k, please visit www.horsham100.co.uk or call Paul Arkle at PMW Communications on 01403 783 400.