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Story added: 11th June 2018

Over £16,000 raised by coastal walkers for CSF

A group of 66 fundraisers walked 47 miles of the North Norfolk coastline over the weekend, for the Foundation’s eighth annual ‘Coastal Walk Challenge.’

The team, who have raised over £16,000 for the Community Sports Foundation (CSF), set off from Hunstanton early on Friday and arrived at Cromer Pier the following morning to a warm reception from their loved ones.

The challenge saw the walkers hike day and night, battling their way along the beautiful Norfolk Coast Path, pausing briefly for drinks and snacks at Thornham, Brancaster, Burnham Overy, Wells, Morston, Cley, and Sheringham. 

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Among the teams taking part were participants from the Foundation’s Male Football & Education Programme and BBC Radio Norfolk’s Chris Goreham.

Emma Fletcher Fundraising & Events Manager said:

“A massive congratulations to everyone who completed this year’s challenge – and in record time.  This challenge tests you both mentally and physically and the 66 walkers who took part should be extremely proud of their achievements. 

“A huge thank you to all the volunteers, CSF staff and our fabulous support team who not only led the walkers round safely but encouraged them at each rest stop.

“I would also like to express my gratitude to event sponsors Rhino Greenhouses, Cafe 2 U, Randells Footcare and Up and Running Treatments for taking care of our walkers, The Grove Cromer for organising a post-walk barbecue, Wells Beach Café for opening up out-of-hours to serve food and Link Radio, Swash Nosh and the Holden Group for supplying essential event support. We couldn’t have done it without you!”

All proceeds raised from the event will be used to help make a difference to the lives of disabled and disadvantaged people across Norfolk.

Inspired by this year’s event? Join us for the Coastal Walk Challenge in 2019 and experience the breathtaking coastal views, create fantastic memories and help raise funds for us.

For further information please contact [email protected]

"This challenge tests you both mentally and physically - the 66 walkers who took part should be extremely proud."

Emma Fletcher

CSF Fundraising and Events Manager

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