On 9th & 10th July 2016, almost 100 people – 26 teams – participated in the 11th anniversary of the White Horse Challenge. Despite the unpredictable British weather, the teams set off on and completed this ambitious and challenging walk, to raise money for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance.
With four different course options to choose from, participants walked between 7 and 52 miles through the stunning Wiltshire countryside. Along the way, the teams had the opportunity to view several of the majestic White Horses which line the route, including those located in Devizes, Alton Barnes, Pewsey, Marlborough, Hackpen and Cherhill. It was a fantastic weekend enjoyed by all, made even more rewarding by the amount those involved were able to raise – a staggering £12,600!
It wasn’t only the entrants and organisers who played their part, the local community really rallied together to support this fantastic cause. Roy Messenger from The Italian Job Coffee was generous enough to provide walkers with a delicious cooked breakfast on the Sunday morning, and cakes were donated at checkpoints by Haydens Bakery, which all the walkers were able to enjoy throughout the weekend.
As a self-funded charity, we feel the Wiltshire Air Ambulance is an incredibly important charity to support and raise money for. The work they do is vital to the local community and we are honored to be able to give back to this fantastic cause. Having raised a total of £138,600 so far, we are incredibly proud of the events success.
This year’s White Horse Challenge will be held on 1st & 2nd July and we hope that with your help, we can make it the most successful year yet! With slight alterations to this year’s courses, whether you are a White Horse Challenge veteran or virgin, there is a new challenge waiting for you.