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Walking the M25

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My story

[p]In June this year, a team from BMO Global Asset Management will be taking on the challenge to walk around London's M25 motorway to raise funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital. [/p][p][b][u]The Challenge:[/u][/b] to complete one lap of the M25 on foot - covering all 31 junctions, a total distance of at least 118 miles / 190 km (we estimate the final route will be closer to 150 miles / 241km), and always remaining within the acoustic range of the motorway. Not being a well trodden path known for it's scenic beauty, the planning in itself is therefore a challenge - we'll share more on the route in due course. [/p][p]It is estimated that the challenge will take 6 days to complete, with the team having to cover 25 miles each day.[/p][p][b][u]The Reason:[/u][/b] to raise funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), an international centre of excellence in child healthcare, receiving over 250,000 outpatient visits and 40,000 inpatient visits every year. With 63 different clinical specialists, GOSH provides the UK's widest range of specialist health services for children on one site, and more than half of their patients come from outside London.[/p][p][b][u]The Walkers[/u][/b]: Members of BMO's distribution and marketing team: Rob Thorpe, Ross Duncton, John Bennett and David Logan - supported by Stewart Conway. [/p][p]We hope you can support this great cause and really appreciate any donations. In addition, there is also the option to sponsor a specific junction(s) - email m25walk@gmail.com for more details.[/p][p][b]UPDATE:[/b][/p][p][u]12/05/2018[/u][/p][p]Practice 3/day 2 - the parks tour. Training for our walk around the M25 (in aid of Cascaid/GOSH) is no walk in the park. [url=https://www.relive.cc/view/r10000150332 ]https://www.relive.cc/view/r10000150332 [/url][/p][p][u]02/05/2018[/u][/p][p]Our second practice walk took place this week - 27 miles through London. The purpose was to test our nutrition routine and the routing app. View the walk here: [url=https://www.relive.cc/view/1541223734 ]https://www.relive.cc/view/1541223734 [/url][/p][p][u]15/03/2018[/u][/p][p]We had our first practice walk on 15th March. We walked 30 miles along the Thames - 30 miles being our expected average daily walk. It was tough! You can view this walk here: [url=https://www.relive.cc/view/1454767954]https://www.relive.cc/view/1454767954[/url][/p][p]We'll continue to update you on our progress through the planning, the training and the challenge itself. [/p][p]Thank you![/p][p]Team BMO GAM[/p]
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Jul 24, 2018

Dog Digital

Congratulations to Ross and the team from everyone at Dog


Jul 16, 2018

Rob Osborne


Jul 16, 2018

Paul Hetherington


Jul 16, 2018


Great achievement guys. Well done

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Jul 12, 2018


Well done Ross and my other former colleagues. What a great achievement for such a fantastic cause!


Jul 11, 2018

Rob Plant

Great job team!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jul 3, 2018


Well done chaps...


Jul 3, 2018

BMO CR Committee

Matching donation from the BMO CR Committee in recognition of the team's recent fundraising efforts - many congratulations to all involved


Jun 29, 2018

James Norden

Well done Rob and Team- although next time you might want to consider Uber!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jun 28, 2018

Ollie P

Well done JB

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid