Fundraising "Feet" for Empire Roof - Howard's Way Blog

After conquering the epic 874-mile trek to Lands End two years ago, Blackburn Empire board member Howard Jones isn’t ready to sit still. This time, he’s setting his sights (and footsteps) north, embarking on a virtual walk from John O’Groats which aims to raise £5,000 for a cause close to his heart: protecting the historic roof of the Blackburn Empire Theatre.

You can follow Howard’s Trek Diary here!

Goodbye January, Hello Feb!

Goodbye January, Hello Feb! 👋
Fast approaching 270 miles since the start of January with the help of the 3 amigos and Poppy. Can’t say she gave me any motivational words… 💤💤 she’s a very cute companion though!💓
A special thank you to all who have donated so far, it really does help to keep me going! 🚶🏽
Hopefully we can break through the £1000.00 barrier soon 💥
More updates to follow in hopefully better weather! ☀️

https://gofund.me/7b7fe8e5

What a cold one!

Day 16 and it was a cold one! ❄️❄️❄️
117 miles covered and only 757 miles to go…ahhh!
Thank you to all who have donated so far, it really is very much appreciated and hopefully I will achieve my goal for the theatre!
I’ll keep the updates coming 🚶🏽🚶🏽🚶🏽

The Empire, a beloved landmark near Ewood Park, desperately needs a new roof.

After conquering the epic 874-mile trek to Lands End two years ago, Blackburn Empire board member Howard Jones isn’t ready to sit still. This time, he’s setting his sights (and footsteps) north, embarking on a virtual walk from John O’Groats which aims to raise £5,000 for a cause close to his heart: protecting the historic roof of the Blackburn Empire Theatre. His last effort helped the theatre create its updated look, with fabulous new signage.

The Empire, a beloved landmark near Ewood Park, desperately needs a new roof. Years of “patch-up” solutions have reached their limit, and Howard’s determined to help secure its future. He’s laced up his virtual walking boots and started clocking up the miles on January 1st, with 182 days to reach his 874-mile target by the end of June.

Why is this so important? The Blackburn Empire Theatre is more than just bricks and mortar. It’s a vibrant hub for the community, offering a diverse range of performances, from musicals and plays to comedy nights and concerts. It’s a place for laughter, tears, and shared experiences, shaping memories for generations of Blackburn residents.

How can you help? Every donation, big or small, brings Howard closer to his goal. Contribute to his fundraising campaign and be a part of this incredible journey.

Together, we can ensure the curtain continues to rise at the Blackburn Empire Theatre for years to come.

Donate today and show your support! https://www.gofundme.com/f/howards-return-journey-to-john-ogroats-from-land

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