Almost 100 ladies joined Kisharon on 29th April 2017 for their Moonlight Walk through the streets of central London and raise awareness for Autism Awareness Month. Women of all ages joined together to start their 15km night walk at 11.30pm at Baker Street where they were welcomed by Richard Franklin, Director of Fundraising, Marketing and communications, who thanked everyone for taking part and their fundraising efforts to date.
The Moonlight Walk was guided by Expedition Wise and generously sponsored by Regatta Great Outdoors. Expedition Wise took the ladies through the great sites of London walking through Hyde Park, along St James’ Park on Birdcage Walk, past the London Eye, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Bridge and ending back at Baker Street in the early hours of Sunday morning.
The Ladies raised in excess £30,000 which will go towards Kisharon’s services for people with learning disabilities.
Chief Executive of Kisharon, Dr Beverley Jacobson said: “Kisharon’s Moonlight Walk is one of our most special events. There can be nothing more admirable, empowering, heart-warming and symbolic than 100 women forgoing sleep and stepping out of the security of their daily lives just to raise awareness of autism and funding for Kisharon. We feel incredibly grateful to all those who took part. There was a wonderful atmosphere amongst the women throughout the walk and an amazing £30,000 was raised for Kisharon.”