NCTJ holding sponsored walk to help people with disabilities train as journalists

On Saturday, 4 August, the Read family, Sky and other supporters will join the NCTJ in Essex for a sponsored walk to raise money for the Thomas Read bursary.

The bursary was set up by the family of the young Sky Sports News journalist, Thomas Read, who died unexpectedly in 2015, aged 25.

Thomas was an inspirational young journalist who, in spite of his cerebral palsy, achieved a substantial amount in the field of journalism in a short space of time.

Every year, the bursary is awarded to at least one Journalism Diversity Fund recipient who has a long-term illness, health problem or disability and demonstrates the qualities embodied by Thomas: a passion for journalism, a determination to succeed and the ability to overcome adversity.

The sponsored walk will start and finish at the NCTJ's offices in Newport, Essex, and we will walk for approximately 20km through the surrounding villages and scenic countryside. 

Please support this very worthy cause to help people with disabilities train to be journalists by donating here.

Any donation, big or small, will be greatly appreciated.

If you are interested in particpating in the walk, please get in touch with Cecilia Judmann at cecilia.judmann@nctj.com.