Why not walk a Marathon
We’re supporting Walking the Test Way.
With pleasant views and fresh country air, “Walking the Test Way” must be one of the most enjoyable ways of raising money for charity. The annual event, organised by the Romsey Test Rotary Club is now in its 15th year. Last year it attracted a record 700 participants that raised £75,000 for 163 different charities. Registration for this year’s event opens on the 2nd of May and the club is aiming to sign up over 1000 entries for the 26 mile walk.
With hundreds of people, of all ages and abilities hiking over fields and footpaths, organizing the event is no easy feat. Throughout the year a small group of people work behind the scenes administering the entries and planning the logistics. On the day a large team of volunteers undertake the responsibility of marshaling the route that starts on the border of Hampshire and Berkshire.
Despite the stunning views the walk is all about people. It attracts a multitude of characters from the elderly to young children. Some take it as a serious challenge and a race against the clock, others come in fancy dress, one extrovert woman walked the entire distance in a full length ball gown and hiking boots. If you stop and talk to any of the walkers you are likely find they have a personal reason for raising the money. Many walk for a loved one taken by an illness, some are raising money for a third world appeal they have connection with, and others for a local community. It may be the same length as a marathon but the smiles on the faces, the unusual costumes and relaxed atmosphere suggests this is a much less intense experience.
The event could not take place without the huge effort made by the volunteer team and the support given by local companies.
This year Copia Productions is pleased to be offering Video Production and communications support for the event. “Charity begins at home and Walk the Test Way is a local event we really believe in” says Jemma Jones, communications director from Copia Productions. “We understand running a social media campaign for an event like this can be time consuming and this is an area where we feel we can offer support. We’re also planning a series of charity appeal films to compliment the social media content.”
Please keep an eye on our blog and social media pages for updates on the event.