“Thank you to the Trust and the Taylor family. It was a great day, and I would thoroughly recommend it and also support it again”
Just over a month ago, 114 people took on three routes across Watford and the surrounding areas, as part of the first-ever Taylor Trek, kindly sponsored by local accountancy firm Mercer & Hole. As well as raising over £10,000 for Watford Football Club’s Community Sports and Education Trust on the charity walk, there were plenty of happy faces as trekkers passed the pitch side finishing line at Vicarage Road Stadium. Indeed, as Rita Taylor handed out medals, there was a clear buzz in the air, knowing they had completed a challenge and continued a long-lasting legacy of community.
Past the smiles though, a follow-up survey has highlighted the positivity of the event:
100% of survey respondents rated The Taylor Trek as either Excellent or Good – with 82% of those excellent.
100% of survey respondents reported that the event was Very Organised or Extremely Organised.
91% of survey respondents said that they’d take part again next year.
Survey respondents scored the event 9.6/10 when asked if they’d recommend it, where 10 was extremely likely and 1 was not at all likely.
The survey didn’t just provide statistics though; when asked how they found their route, trekkers gave the following responses:
“Beautiful route very well planned and even on the challenge route no significant challenges that took away from the pleasure of exploring the countryside and Watford.”
“Good length. Well signposted. Well organised all for a brilliant cause.”
“It was great a good mix of town and countryside.”
Moreover, when asked what they liked about The Taylor Trek, this selection of quotes gives a flavour of their sentiments:
“The route taking us through parts of the area I never knew despite living around the area all my life … I’m 55!”
“Walking with my friends and having a chance to remember Graham and what he gave us all.”
“Good family atmosphere and for a good cause.” “Everyone was friendly and plenty of history/ information on the route about the Trust, Club, and the local area.”
One respondent summed up their experience simply by saying:
“It was just brilliant to be part of the great experience and to be part of Graham Taylor who started it all.”
Information, including dates and registration, will be shared in due course, but for now, if you’d like to sign up to our bespoke mailing list to be the first to receive details on the next Taylor Trek, please visit www.watfordfccsetrust.com/the-taylor-trek/
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