More than £800 raised for charity at fundraising walk in Whittlesey

PUBLISHED: 10:22 09 August 2018 | UPDATED: 10:22 09 August 2018

More than 130 people took part in a charity walk in Whittlesey that raised over £800 for charity. Picture: SUBMITTED

More than 130 people took part in a charity walk in Whittlesey that raised over £800 for charity. Picture: SUBMITTED

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More than £800 has been raised for charity following an organised fundraising walk from Whittlesey to Coates and back again.

More than 130 people took part in a charity walk in Whittlesey that raised over £800 for charity. Picture: SUBMITTED More than 130 people took part in a charity walk in Whittlesey that raised over £800 for charity. Picture: SUBMITTED

The event, launched by the town’s business forum in collaboration with Fens Magazine, saw more than 130 take part.

The walk begun in Whittlesey, it went through Eastrea to Coates, and back to Whittlesey to finish.

Everyone who took part received a medal before the total raised was announced. The walk itself raised £631.76, including £50 from Abblitts Accountants.

Food giants, Whittlesey-based McCain International, donated £250 to the charities that include No Gain No Pain UK (NGNPUK) and the Whittlesey First Responders.

A spokesman said: “Grateful thanks to Julie Windle Mayor of Whittlesey who set off the walkers, to all who helped and took part. See you next year.”

Louise Nicholls, from NPNGUK, set up her charity following the death of her father, who in his final days had benefitted from a syringe driver.

The charity raises awareness on the need to supply pain relieving syringes on the NHS.

The First Responders are people who volunteer to respond to 999 calls in Whittlesey and the surrounding areas on behalf of the East of England Ambulance Service.

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