Wind and rain fails to deter climate change walkers  

 On Sunday 29 April supporters of Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC) braved the unseasonably wet and windy weather to walk eight and a half miles through beautiful Winchester countryside to raise money for this local environmental charity.

The walk was organised by long-term WinACC supporters Bob Whitmarsh and Angela Sealey to raise much needed funds for this very active charity, which aims to cut the carbon footprint of Winchester district.

Bob said “We wanted to organise a fundraising event for WinACC to support the fantastic work that they do throughout the district and a sponsored walk, which doesn’t leave a carbon footprint, seemed like the perfect choice.”

If you’d like to support the WinACC walking team, you can make a donation by visiting www.justgiving.com/winaccwalk.

WinACC runs regular events and meetings throughout the year to get the Winchester community engaged in climate change and lowering carbon emissions.

The next meeting is on Tuesday 8 May from 7.30pm at the United Church in Jewry Street where there will be a very informative session about gadgets that can save you energy. This session is completely free and open to all.

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Notes to Editors

  • Winchester Action on Climate Change was formed in October 2007 to engage every household and every organisation in Winchester district in cutting the carbon footprint of the district by a third by 2015. More at www.winacc.org.uk
  • WinACC is a registered charity in England and Wales (no 1126993)
  • For further information, please contact Chris Holloway, Director, WinACC, 01962 827083 / 07779 283451 email press@winacc.org.uk