Throughout 2018, Jacquie Bray took on the huge challenge of walking 1000 miles in one year to raise funds for The Kent Autistic Trust, she took on this amazing challenge all whilst working full time, caring for her husband and running a home!!
Jacquie has successfully completed her challenge and has raised a huge £866.50 for the Trust.
Jacquie said "At the beginning of 2018 I made the decision to take steps towards becoming more active to improve my physical wellbeing and as I love walking I took on the challenge to walk 1000 miles in the year.
I have wanted to raise funds for the KAT Family Support Service for some years, but hadn't thought how best to do this. My walking challenge was the obvious time to use the opportunity to raise much-needed funds. I decided I would record the mileage I did outside of the home, whether that be going shopping or heading out into the countryside (my preferred option, but there was not always enough time to do this). 2.74 miles a day, 365 days a year was what it would take. Some days I did less, some days I did more and in the end I completed 1274.2 miles, some with family and friends, but mostly on my own. The highlights included walking in the Peak District, on the South Downs and in Norway.
I am very grateful to family and friends for sponsoring me and to my husband for his support and encouragement, even though he missed me when I was out. It certainly was a challenge setting aside the time to fit in the miles, but it was well worth it. I would encourage anyone to walk more often as it is beneficial for both physical and mental health, and if you can use it to raise sponsorship money for a good cause, that's all the better!"
Jacquie has kindly raised funds for our Family Support service following her own personal experience with the Trust, a big thank you from us all!!