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Story added: 29th April 2019

137 walkers trek between 6 and 22-miles for the Foundation

A record turnout at our Mini Coastal Walk Challenge on Sunday, saw 137 walkers don their walking boots to raise money for the Foundation.

The Challenge, a shortened version of our main Coastal Walk Challenge, welcomed the walkers to the Norfolk Coastal Path to hike between 6 and 22-miles.

Toughing out a cold start, a steady stream of walkers – easily identifiable in their bright yellow t-shirts – made their way from the start point in Hunstanton to their chosen finish point: Thornham (6-miles), Burnham Deepdale (12-miles) and Wells-Next-the-Sea (22-miles).

As ever, the walkers got to enjoy beautiful scenery, friendly camaraderie and – when the going got tough – blisters and aches patched up by the Challenge’s dedicated support team.

“It’s been a wonderful day, and so nice to see so many families and familiar faces taking part,” reflected Emma Fletcher, CSF Senior Fundraising & Events Manager, as the last walkers crossed the line in Wells.

“We’ve had walkers as young as five take on the walk today, and there’s been some fantastic determination and resilience on show.  It’s a great way to start our challenge events season.”

She continued:

“This event would not be possible with out the kindness and generosity from event sponsor’s Ashton’s Legal and our supporters.”

“Our team leaders and physio team are all volunteers, and we can’t thank them enough for their tireless work and enthusiasm in supporting the walkers.”

As well as Ashton’s Legal, the Foundation would like to thank Swash Nosh – who provided all the food – Burnham Deepdale Backpackers, Norfolk Hire, Link Radio, Up & Running Treatments, Holkham Estate and the Orange Tree Public House in Thornham.

The total amount raised from the Challenge will be announced in due course.

"We've had walkers as young as five take on the walk today, and there's been some fantastic determination and resilience on show"

Emma Fletcher

Senior Fundraising and Events Manager

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