Lee & Thompson Walk For Walker

3 FEBRUARY 2020

 

We’ve held our first ‘Walk for Walker’ fundraiser in aid of our charity of the year, the James Walker Legacy Award, which involved challenging ourselves to collectively walk the mileage (in our local areas) between our London office and Brighton – James’ home town – during a single lunch hour.

On an unusually mild and bright afternoon last Thursday 28 January, at least 55 of us simultaneously walked at least one mile each (many doubled or tripled that!) and a fair few of us walked with our households, helping us surpass our group target of 56.1miles by foot.  We probably walked a return trip!

Our experiences have been captured in an album below. ​​​​​​​

The recently launched James Walker Legacy Award provides much-needed support for graduates of the National Film & Television School‘s screenwriting and producing courses in the first crucial year after graduating.  The Award, which combines financial assistance, mentoring, legal help and/or networking opportunities will help them hit the ground running and allow them to dedicate their time to further developing their portfolios and establishing themselves in the industry.  It stands to help emerging talent as they navigate the challenges of breaking into the industry, while enabling them to establish themselves regardless of background or financial means, all in the spirit of the support James gave to so many. The need for such funding has been heightened given the challenges posed by the pandemic on the screen industries.

We’ve set ourselves an ambitious fundraising target to support the James Walker Legacy Award over the coming year.  If you want to support or learn more about the Award, click here.