Derbyshire theme park staff raise more than £4k after mammoth walk for charity

A team of fundraisers from a Derbyshire theme park and its sister sites put their best foot forward for charity.

By Jon Ball
Wednesday, 21st July 2021, 2:56 pm
Updated Friday, 23rd July 2021, 9:11 am

The 21-strong team walked from Gulliver’s Kingdom in Matlock Bath – Gulliver’s oldest park – to Gulliver’s Valley near Killamarsh, their newest one, to raise funds for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

The 25-mile, nine-hour adventure was also a way for the Gulliver’s team to unite and mark the first birthday of Gulliver’s Valley, which opened in July 2020.

So far, the team – made up from Gulliver’s four sites, including Gulliver’s World in Warrington and Gulliver’s Land in Milton Keynes – has raised £4,152 from their One Giant Leap challenge, with donations still coming in, helped by Gulliver’s donating £1 from every Gully Town Tots ticket sold in the week of the walk to Bluebell Wood.

Dean Kimberley, Gulliver’s Valley director of guest services, said: “We know what a difference Bluebell Wood makes to the lives of families who need their care and support and that kept us going throughout the day.

“We were so pleased to raise this amazing amount of money to support this fantastic charity and want to thank everyone who supported us.”

The walkers left Gulliver's Kingdom at 8.15am and arrived nine hours later at Gulliver's Valley

Mr Kimberley said: “It was wonderful opportunity for our teams to get together to help support a local charity, and to mark the first year of Gulliver’s Valley being open for business. It’s been a year like no other so we were really excited to be able to do this to support Bluebell Wood.”

The Gulliver's walk team.

Read More

Read More
Peak District theme park Gulliver's Kingdom offers a great family day out as it ...

Support your Derbyshire Times by becoming a digital subscriber. You will see 70 per cent fewer ads on stories, meaning faster load times and an overall enhanced user experience. Click here to subscribe.