Story added: 13th June 2017

Fundraisers take part in sixth annual challenge

Eighty nine walkers took to the North Norfolk Coast over the weekend for the sixth annual Coastal Walk Challenge.

The gruelling 24-hour charity walk, organised by the Community Sports Foundation (CSF), started at Hunstanton early Friday morning and ended at the historic Cromer Pier on Saturday.

Fundraisers passed through seaside towns, coastal villages and beaches, completing a distance of 47-miles in total.

The group have so far raised a staggering £22,000 for the Foundation’s work with disadvantaged and disabled people across the county.

CSF Fundraising Officer Emma Fletcher commented:

“All eighty nine walkers did an incredible job tackling the coastal paths; many conquered personal challenges by making it to the end which is brilliant! It was great to see everyone getting along, chatting in their groups and dotting the coastline in yellow.

“I would like to thank everyone who took part and made the event such a success. Early estimates are that we have raised £22,000 for the local community and this is set to rise. Our walkers really were changing lives with every step!

“Also a special mention to our volunteer masseurs and physios for working through the day and night and to Simon from Randell’s Footcare who looked after everyone’s feet!”

CSF would like to thank event sponsors Ashton’s LegalCafe2U for supplying drinks at Morston, local butcher Icarus Hines and The Grove Cromer for organising a post-walk barbecue, Wells Beach Café for opening up out-of-hours to serve food and Sainsbury’sPhil Swash and the Holden Group for supplying essential event support.

Inspired by this year’s event? Join us for the Coastal Walk Challenge in June 2018 and experience the breathtaking coastal views, create fantastic memories and help raise funds for us.

Take a look at our online photo gallery showcasing some of the highlights of this year’s challenge.

Video: Coastal Walk Challenge 2017

"The walkers conquered many personal challenges. It was great to see everyone getting along and dotting the coastline in yellow."

Emma Fletcher

CSF Fundraising & Events Manager

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