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More than £7,000 raised for Scouts

  • 12 June, 2023
  • In the community

 

 

More than 150 youngsters
braved the heat at the weekend to raise more than £7,000 for Scout funds.

 

Many of them walked from
Walton Pier to Clacton Pier in temperatures in the mid-70s on Sunday to
complete the event which was staged for the first time in four years.

 

A mixture of Beavers,
Cubs, Scouts and Explorer Scouts from right across Tendring pounded the Lower
Promenade – and they were even joined by others from Suffolk who leant their
support.

 

At the end of the marathon
effort the youngsters were given free ride wristbands to have some fun on
Clacton Pier.

 

District Scout
Commissioner Julie Talbot said it was a fantastic turnout, especially in the
weather.

 

“There were 155 walkers
who were sponsored; 90 per cent of the money going to their individual groups,
with the balance to support District activities,“ she said. “We have topped the
£7,000 mark and there is still more cash to come in.

 

“I want to thank all those
who helped with organising and staging the event as well as Clacton Pier for
their generous sponsorship.”

 

The
older walkers did the full distance from Walton to Clacton while younger ones
joined at Frinton and Holland-on-Sea.

 

Pier communications
manager Nigel Brown said the attraction was delighted to back the event once
again.

 

“Credit to all those who
pounded the promenade on what was a very hot day – as well as those parents and
volunteers who walked with them,” he added.

 

“It was great to see them
all in their uniforms on the rides afterwards and we hope they had a good time following
all their strenuous efforts.”

 

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