Saturday, October 13, 2012

Greater London Regional Welfare Committee Sponsored Walk 2012

Great picture of a rain soaked London UNISON team raising money for our union welfare fund.

"This year, our main fundraising event was a sponsored walk in North London on Sunday 23 September.

With donations still rolling in, we hope to have raised at least £1000 for UNISON ‘There for you’ (Welfare).

A small but eager group of Welfare Committee members and their families, Regional staff and a very small but very enthusiastic dog, did "The Parkland Walk". The 4 ½ mile walkway follows the course of the railway line which used to run between Finsbury Park and Alexandra Palace in North London.

We had already postponed the walk from July, when flooding had been threatened, so we were not best pleased to arrive at Finsbury Park with a ‘hurricane’ having been forecast, though we made sure we had a plentiful supply of UNISON ponchos.

It wasn’t quite a hurricane, but the café at Alexandra Palace provided welcome respite at the end of the walk as we took it in turns to dry ourselves off in the rest rooms.

Thank you to everyone who took part and to everyone who donated" (Greta Farian, UNISON Regional Organiser and secretary to committee 3rd from left).

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