On Saturday 23rd June 2018, in glorious sunshine, eight walkers gathered near Putney Bridge, London for the start of a 25km walk across 17 of London’s iconic bridges to raise funds and awareness to help WasteAid UK bridge the global recycling gap. Central to the team and campaign was BOB – the Big Orange Bin.
Late to the start line as a result of over-enjoying our pre-meet breakfast, BOB and the rest of the team in our green WasteAid t-shirts acted as a shining beacon for other late-comers. The main group was visible from various bridge vantage points, and we started to overtake some straggler groups who seemed very surprised that there were others behind them. We eventually joined the main pack in Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens where everyone had stopped for lunch beside the horses, and our team was completed with the addition of two final members: Joe and Natalie.
The route took us past some of London’s most iconic and historic sites, including the London Eye, Houses of Parliament and MI6. We even passed some (potential) history in the making – an attempt to break the world record for the longest hug! Sadly we couldn’t cross Westminster Bridge as the area was closed off for the People’s Vote March.
Many laughs were had along the way, keeping spirits high when energy was low. It also can’t be denied that the many cafes and ice cream vans were a serious advantage of a walk through London.
In total all of the walkers on Saturday raised upwards of £5.5k, not to mention increasing the visibility of WasteAid and the work that they do. BOB played his part in this, as well as Emma Fletcher nobly navigating him through the massive crowds along the Southbank. All in all it was a very strong team effort and a fun day.
At the time of writing Team Eunomia have raised a total of £173.80, just shy of our target. It’s not too late to contribute, whether you’re feeling generous or stingy (there’s no minimum donation) it all adds up, please follow this link to our JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/eunomia-ldn.