More than 120 youngsters walk from Pier to Pier
Funds for Tendring
District Scouts HQ in Valley Road, Clacton, have been boosted by more than £4,500.
Around 120 Scouts, Cubs
and Beavers walked the walk between Walton Pier and Clacton Pier on Sunday.
One of the main sponsors
of the fundraiser was Clacton Pier which provided free wristbands for every
youngster that raised over £20.
Those who did not make the
target were able to buy the wristbands for £2.50 – as well as siblings - to
raise even more money for the cause.
Commissioner Kieron Moir was delighted with the amount raised.
“It is a really fantastic
effort and a huge credit to all those who did the walk on Sunday,” he said.
“This was not just about raising
cash for our HQ, but also is a good way of us being able to raise our profile
within the community. Many thanks to the Pier and all those who supported our
Pier Director Elliot Ball
said it was the third year that the Pier has been involved with the initiative.
“It was great to see so
many youngsters on the walk and raising money for such a worthy cause,” he
added. “We were more than happy to back this and be able to provide some free
fun on the Pier once they got back.”
Some groups started their
walk at Walton Pier, others from Frinton and the younger ones from Holland-on-Sea.