Avon Dassett walkers help to raise £7,600 for Plunkett Foundation

Sulgrave Village Shop, Westbury Community Shop and Café and The Yew Tree community pub in Avon Dassett volunteers welcomed James Alcock, head of the Plunkett Foundation as he and other community-spirited walkers raised £7,600 for Plunkett’s work to support rural businesses.

Mr Alcock walked 30 miles from Oxfordshire, across Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire and ending in Warwickshire as part of the #WalkforPlunkett walking challenge.

The challenge covered over 1,000 miles and raised money for community groups to save their local, shop, pub, post office, farm, woodland or essential services through community ownership. Along Mr Alcock’s walk he visited the three community businesses including The Yew Tree to showcase their amazing work for their local communities – especially throughout the pandemic.

Read the full story in the Banbury Guardian: https://www.banburyguardian.co.uk/news/people/banburyshire-walkers-help-raise-ps7600-to-provide-support-for-vital-community-shops-pubs-and-services-3271985

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