Morecambe Bay walkers raise £2,000 for Africa

Morecambe Bay walk
Morecambe Bay walk
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KIND-HEARTED Ribble Valley walkers are set to raise £2,000 for the poor children of Africa.

A fund-raising event was held, led by the Queen’s Guide, Cedric Robinson, where a large group from the Ribble Valley linked up with hundreds more walkers to make the picturesque, nine-mile hike across Morecambe Bay from Arnside to Kents Bank, near Grange-over-Sands.

Clitheroe’s The Grand’s theatre development director, Mr Chris Richardson, said a good time was had by all. He added: “I want to say a big thank you to the 64 people from the Ribble Valley who supported the walk.

“It was fantastic to hear so many people asking and interested about the two main charities benefiting from the walk, the Solomon Project and Open Arms International working in Eldoret, Kenya.

“The conditions were perfect, with the sun shining all day, and there was breathtaking views of the Lake District and the Cumbrian Hills.

“I think everybody enjoyed paddling across the River Kent Channel – especially all the dogs who enjoyed the swim!

“We are hoping to receive over £2,000 from donations and sponsorship monies, which will be shared equally between the two causes.”