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Transatlantic charity raises over $7k for NHS

The annual Bryson Line saw over 52 people in the US, UK and Spain walk a combined 4885 miles

Published on June 9, 2020

This year's 'Virtual' edition of The Bryson Line has raised over $7000 to support the NHS in the UK. The annual walking event, which first took place in 2018, saw Americans and Brits on both sides of the Atlantic walking a cumulative 4,885 miles - with one walker, nicknamed 'Striding Man', notching up an amazing 442.65 miles!

In 2018, the walk saw the intrepid group traverse a 569 mile route from Cape Wrath in Scotland to Bognor Regis on the English south coast. Due to the lockdown, the Bryson Line team opted to make this year's walk as inclusive as possible, offering walkers the chance to submit their mileage - whether they'd walked at home or in socially distant open spaces - via the Bryson Line website.

The funds raised by the charity go to the NHS Charities Together organization, offering essential support to the NHS during this most difficult of times.

Because 'Striding Man' - aka Bryson Line organizer Roger Saller - helps arrange the walk, the lucrative prize of the pub lunch with the walk's inspiration, Bill Bryson, goes to a walker nicknamed LondonGio, who walked over 350 miles for the cause.

In a post on Social Media, the Bryson Line team explained "The dictionary defines 'winner' as a person who wins something. On the Bryson Line this year, we had 52 winners from the UK, the US and Spain. We had a fantastic time despite the difficult time, became a whole lot fitter and in a small way, did some good to help fight this awful virus. We learned new things about our local environment and gained even more appreciation for what is right outside our doorstep." Some of the incredible stories of walkers can also be found on the Bryson Line's Facebook page.

A huge congrats to all involved with this year's walk - the team at The American can't wait to find out what's in store for The Bryson Line 2021!

You can still donate to The Bryson Line until the end of June - if you can, please do by going to https://www.gofundme.com/f/tvxd3-a-cause-i-care-about-needs-help


View from The Ridgeway A View from The Ridgeway – taken by one of The American’s team who took part in the virtual walk

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