Past Events

Walk4Will 2019

27th June 2019

The third Walk4Will was another huge success. More than 150 people enjoyed a walk in beautiful sunshine across the rolling Buckinghamshire countryside and generously dug deep for the now infamous cake sale

Fun Run or Walk!

5th May 2019

70 amazing WHF supporters walked, ran and even scootered 5k or 10k in the morning round Oakley Airfield in North Bucks, raising more than £1000 for the foundation.

Alpine Challenge 2019

Over the last weekend of January, nine Houghton family and friends joined Snow Camp for its 10th AJ Bell Alpine Challenge in the Porte Soleil in the French Alpes.

Swim Serpentine

We’ve had some amazing fundraising events this summer. Not least the efforts of Will’s brother Tom, and his two friends Seb Prosser (left) and James Murfitt (right) who covered a wet and windy 2 miles in the Swim Serpentine last month. The trio raised more than £600 for WHF!

Mike Greenshields Iron Man

On the 23rd September Mike Greenshields, a close friend of Will’s from University, took part in the Weymouth Ironman swimming 1.2 miles, cycling 56 miles and finishing off with a half marathon.

Ride4Will – 2018

A huge thank you to everyone who joined us for the third Ride4Will at the end of September. Over a 100 riders, great weather and beautiful countryside.


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

On what seemed like the only wet day of the summer, back at the end of July, the Will Houghton Foundation team took to the roads of London and Surrey for the Prudential Ride London 100.

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.