Starting at Hampton Court and walking east through to Fulham, the walk took us through 28km of London’s finest (and sometimes weirdest) looking waterside scenery, including Hampton Court Palace, Teddington Lock, Brentford’s marine construction docks and envy-inducing riverfront houses in Richmond and Kew. Some of the team even spied Gabby Logan stroll past us in a particularly nice part of Chiswick.
While spirits remained high, it was a huge challenge at points to keep up the pace. We estimate that we spent almost seven hours on the move, with only two short breaks the whole day. (Our navigator Becky admits that’s “her bad” – next time, more scheduled stops, hopefully less seized up legs!)
But the relief and pride was huge when we made it to the end of our trek. After cheers and some victory selfies, we shuffled into a pub garden for a well-deserved pint or two before heading home for takeaways and hot baths!
We’re so grateful to everyone who has donated so far. We’re currently on £720, which we know will make a huge difference to The Ben Kinsella Trust and the vital work they do to educate young people about the dangers of knife crime.
There is particularly poignant and horrible timing to us doing this – as we set off on our walk to raise money to #StopKnifeCrime, a 15-year-old girl was murdered by a knife on her way to school in Croydon.
This tragedy really emphasises the incredible importance of The Ben Kinsella Trust’s work and makes us even prouder to support and partner with them.
If you can donate, please do so at: https://www.justgiving.com/page/team-sequel-walks-thames-path