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Bryson Line Kate Hedges (center) and Bill Bryson (right) meet Gill Raikes MBE (left), Charity CEO of the Royal Brompton Hospital

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Bryson Line 2019 Charitable Walk Announced
More on the amazing charitable work by Americans in the UK

Published on March 28, 2019

During a visit to the Royal Brompton Hospital, news about a successor to 2018's amazing Bryson Line charitable walk was announced. Last year, Americans and Brits came together to walk from Scotland to the South Coast of England as part of an initiative which raised over £145,000 for UK charities including Bloodwise, the Campaign to Protect Rural England, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Charities and Papworth Hospital Charity. The initiative is supported by American author and UK resident Bill Bryson, whose book The Road to Little Dribbling served as inspiration for the challenge.

For 2019, The Bryson Line charitable work continues with The Bryson Line Challenge, a 15 mile walk within travel distance from London which takes place on Saturday June 8, 2019. Americans across the UK (and Brits!) are invited to come together for the walk which aims to raise funds for the continued good work of The Bryson Line, whilst also allowing walkers to raise funds for a charity of their choice. Alex Eichhorn Managing Partner of specialist US/UK wealth management firm Tanager Wealth Management, and one of the organisers behind the new Bryson Line Fund, explained "We will ask for a £20 donation to the Bryson Line Fund and then encourage walkers to donate a minimum £100 to a charity of their choice. Our message is that we want to promote the health benefits of walking and encourage Americans to give back to the UK in the form of charitable donations."

The announcement came as walkers from The Bryson Line, including Kate Hedges and Bill Bryson, visited Royal Brompton Hospital in London to see the new catheter laboratory that was helped by the Bryson Line's charitable fundraising. The hospital's Charity CEO, Gill Raikes MBE, thanked the walkers and donors to the Bryson Line, whilst Mr Bryson thanked the Bryson Line team for organizing a wonderful walk last year and pledged his 100% support for future fundraising efforts.

Keep an eye on the Bryson Line website as well as their Facebook Page, and to get involved ahead of further details being announced, e-mail walk@thebrysonline.com


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