Before the off : the unofficial photo of Team Tom VII that didn’t quite fit everyone in!
Tom would have been amazed – and more than a little humbled – by the large numbers joining Team Tom VII for CRY’s eighth London Bridges Walk today. We certainly were.
Nearly 50 people joined us to walk in memory of Tom and in support of CRY. To get such a turnout seven years after we first walked is inspiring.
It was particularly moving to hear some of the memories of Tom recounted by his friends.
If you took any pictures and would like to share them with us, please do. We’d be happy to publish them along with those below, many of which were taken by David Bentley.
Overall, more than 950 people had registered for the walk by the beginning of the week and it looks as though for the second year in a row the final total will be more than a thousand.
A special thanks, therefore, to Rebecca Zouvani and the team at CRY who plan a walk that has become bigger with each successive year. They cope with a myriad of complex and changing challenges while managing to ensure that the event stays sharply focussed on Tom and all those like him.
Perhaps one day we won’t be writing about the 12 young people that we lose every week to undiagnosed heart conditions. Perhaps then we’ll simply walk in memory of those we have lost. But until that day, to all of you who have just given up your Sunday to walk or who have supported us or Tom’s Fund over the past year, thank you. CRY needs you.
Before the off: Megan, Timur, Ed, John, Aaron
En route: Ellen, Alex, Lisa, Jamie.
En route: Thanks to all the CRY stewards who did a sterling job – however grim the location!
End of the road: Tim, Barbel, Paul, Andy, Claire, Sue, Chris and Dave
End of the road: Walkers listening to entertainment by Rock Choir.