Samsung’s Fancy Dress Walk raises £7,500

Graduates and Placement Students at Samsung Europe and UK took part in a 6 mile sponsored walk/run in fancy dress on 15th April, to raise money for our Hospices which are their chosen local charity. They organised the event for the benefit of the Hospices bereavement group for young people – Tommy D. The group of over 30 employees went from Goldsworth Park where the new Hospice is being built, to Samsung House in Chertsey.

The teams, who were split into runners and walkers, arrived at the start in some brilliant and eye catching costume choices including a sumo wrestler, Elsa from Disney’s Frozen and Mario & Luigi. Chloe Stephens and Lauren Mooney from David Lloyd in Woking also came along to provide their support and helped everyone to warm up with a series of fun exercises, before they set off on their challenge.

Making their way from Goldsworth Park, passing the new Hospice, they made their way through the 6 mile route arriving at the finish at Samsung, cheered on by Hospice staff and fellow employees.

Community Fundraiser at the Hospices, Anda Ho was there to congratulate everyone as they finished. “It was great to see everyone approaching the finish line in their costumes, not only is it a way to raise money for charity but it’s also a fantastic way of raising awareness of the Hospices and what we do. The weather could have been better on the day but everyone who took part was so positive so I’d like to say a huge well done to them all!”

As part of the sponsored walk, the graduate and placement students were split into 6 teams tasked with arranging up to 2 fundraising events prior to the event. They came up with lots of creative ways of raising money including a spring treasure hunt, a silent auction, golf days, a football tournament and a mobile phone recycling day. To date they have managed to raise £7,500, with the final amount to be confirmed at the end of April.

Find out more about our counselling services including Tommy D here.

View the photos from the day on our Facebook page.