The Superhero charity walk!

Participants on the day

The Pace BIG WALK is an annual event that sees hundreds of walkers take on an 18, 12 or 6 mile route across part of the Ridgeway Trail between Watlington and Wendover, raising money for the charity.

This year’s BIG WALK had a sprinkle of something extra special about it as many of the children who access the specialist school and therapy centre for children with neurodisabilities, completed the Superhero Mile!

The children and young people had been training for the Superhero Mile and raising money too – in fact, they were some of our biggest fundraisers on the day! The excitement was palpable when they arrived, some of them in costumes and Superhero capes.

The Chief Executive, Ian Sansbury, said “At Pace our primary aim is to help our children reach their fullest potential and take their place in the world. It was fantastic to see so many of them complete the Superhero Mile today, their determination and elation was there for us all to see. They are all really amazing children.”

Starting from 7am, a staggering 96 walkers arrived to take on the 18-mile route and they were then followed by the departing 12 milers with the 6 milers not long afterwards. All walkers arrived back at Wendover Memorial Hall to uplifting and fun live music from the amazing Ukie-Toons, who donated their time and £1,000 on the day.

The BIG WALK has brilliant support from the local community, including Woodholls Estate Agents who helped to promote the event, Metro Bank and Landrover Fanatics who volunteered, Budgens, Marks & Spencer, Morrisons, Tesco and Waitrose who all supplied refreshments.

All of the money raised goes towards supporting the 400 (and growing) babies, children, young people and families Pace works with every year.

Together, all of our BIG WALK SUPERHEROES – 18, 12, 6 and Superhero mile walkers – have raised over £20,000 and the total is still climbing.