Past Events


15 daring Mint Velvet boutique managers and staff took to the skies on a Zipwire4Will on 16th August in London raising an amazing £1600 for the foundation.

Luckily the pouring rain and wind stopped just in time for the brave girls.

A huge thank you.

Walk4Will 2018

More than 150 Mint Velvet team members, partners, family and friends (and dogs) walked through the picturesque Chilterns on Wednesday, 27th June to raise funds for the Will Houghton Foundation. The sun shone and the famous MV cake sale and generous donations raised a fantastic £16,400 for the foundation. Thank you all so much.

Prudential Ride London

The ride was over the weekend of the 28-29th July 2018 and covered 100 miles over closed roads in London and across Surrey. We started at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, cross the Thames at Chiswick and Hampton Court and on to Leith Hill (the steepest on the course) and the famous Box Hill zig-zags. The route returned to London over Putney Bridge, following the Embankment to Trafalgar Square with the finish on the Mall.

Snow Camp Alpine Challenge

26th – 27th Jan 2018

Over two days the team skied 120km, searching for over 40 check points around the Portes du Soleil in the French Alps.

Sky Dive

On the 7th May 2017 Emily Bix from Mint Velvet’s Winchester boutique and her Father Colin bravely jumped out of a plane at 10,000 feet.


1st October 2017

130 riders took to the roads of North Buckinghamshire to celebrate Will’s life and his love of cycling.