Charity, Events

Walking For Jimmy

The charity, For Jimmy, has opened registration for its biggest fundraising event of the year, walking across 21 of London’s bridges on 25th May 2019.

The charity For Jimmy, set up after the murder of 16-year-old Jimmy Mizen in 2008, began the 21 Bridges walk back in 2013 as a way of celebrating what would have been Jimmy’s 21st birthday. Alongside being a chance to remember Jimmy, 21 Bridges is about bringing communities together from across London to remember the many young people that have lost their lives to youth violence across the UK.

On 25th May For Jimmy will invite hundreds of supporters to join them walking 21 of London’s iconic bridges from Richmond to Tower Bridge. The event raises money to help them continue their work towards early intervention in youth violence to build safer communities for our children.

There are three routes to choose from – the longest and most challenging is over 22 miles from Richmond to Tower Bridge, the second route is 14 bridges and is just over 13 miles and the shorter Family Route is from Southbank to Tower Bridge. Last year’s event saw around 300 people walk both routes and raise £61,000 for the charity.

The registration cost ranges from £10-£20 and includes a free t-shirt. You can register for Walking For Jimmy 2019 here.

Margaret Mizen, MBE said: “It is that time of the year again when we launch our 21 Bridges Challenge. It’s exciting to see the event growing year on year and we want 2019 to be the biggest and best yet. Please join me in supporting our Jimmy’s charity by walking 21 of London’s bridges.”