A good walk for a good cause

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PEOPLE who enjoy a good walk and don’t mind getting their feet wet are needed to help raise funds for the East Lancashire Hospice.

It is recruiting participants in a sponsored Morecambe Cross Bay Walk on Sunday, September 18th, helping to pay for the vital services which the hospice provides to patients and their families from Ribble Valley and across East Lancashire.

This internationally known eight-mile walk has been described as “one of the world’s most wonderful journeys”. It will be led by the Queens official guide to Morecambe Bay, Cedric Robinson, and will take approximately three to four hours to complete, with a tractor and trailer following for anyone who needs to rest or drop out along the way.

The walk starts at The Promenade at Arnside and finishes at Kents Bank Train Station. Participants can park at Arnside and return by train from Grange-over-Sands, or make your own arrangements to be met by friends or relatives.

It is recommended that old trainers or sandals are worn as you will get wet and muddy along the way. The walk is generally not considered suitable for children under eight years of age.

Anyone wanting to take part or seeking more information can contact the hospice’s fund-raising department on 01254 733410, e-mail sharon.crymble@eastlancspct.nhs.uk or visit the hospice website: www.eastlancshospice.org.uk

Registration for the walk costs £5 for adults, £3 for children (aged eight to 15) and £1 for dogs. Registration on the day is from 8-30 a.m. and the walk starts at 9 a.m.