Recap: Coastal Walk Challenge 2022 | Norwich City Community Sports Foundation
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Story added: 26th April 2022

Walkers take on Coastal path for the Foundation

Blue skies and brilliant sunshine were a welcome backdrop to Sunday’s first instalment of our Coastal Walk Challenge 2022 series.

Over 90 fundraisers hiked from the starting point in Hunstanton across their chosen distance of either 6, 12 or 22 miles.

Sporting bright yellow Foundation t-shirts and supported by our team of 20 volunteer marshals, the walkers enjoyed landscapes that included salt marshes, beautiful villages and sand dunes.

The walkers included a number of participants from Foundation programmes such as 22 year-old Annabel Middleton from our Down’s Syndrome football team and a group of eight from RunForMe, our mental wellbeing running group.

Emma Fletcher-Dungay, the Foundation’s Senior Fundraising & Events Manager, said:

“It was really lovely to see walkers of all ages and backgrounds completing the walk, including a few familiar faces from our own programmes. We also had a number join us from afar afield as Cambridge, London, Peterborough and Northampton, and we hope they enjoyed their time on the Norfolk coast!

“In total, they’ve raised over £10,000 so far, which is fantastic. It’ll make a huge difference to the charity.”

She added: “A special mention to former Foundation employee and girls development player Jordan Arnoup who individually raised just under £1,000.”

The Challenge returns on June 10th for the full 47-mile version of the event, which will see walkers hike through day and night for the Foundation. To find out more and sign up, head here.

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The Foundation wishes to thank the following for kindly supporting the Challenge:

"Every one of the Foundation staff were a credit to the charity, full of smiles, support and encouragement throughout the day. Despite the aching muscle, there is already chatter about doing it again next year. If you could kindly guarantee the same weather, we’d all appreciate it!"

David Mackay

Manager – Retail Banking – Ernst & Young LLP

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