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Walton to Clacton Pier walk

  • 25 June, 2018
  • Charity work
  • In the community

 

More than 100 Scouts, Cubs
and Beavers from around Tendring walked the walk between Walton Pier and
Clacton Pier to raise around £3,500.

 

The event was staged in
hot temperatures on Saturday and all the money will go towards the costs of their
new District Scout Centre in Valley Road, Clacton.

 

The top fundraiser was a
Cub from 4th Dovercourt who managed to raise £121 and he received a
£50 Go Outdoors voucher for his efforts.

 

Scout District
Commissioner Kieron Moir said that it was great to see so many taking part in
difficult conditions.

 

“At the moment we have collected
£3,386.56 and with more money still to come in we should top the £3,500 mark,”
he said.

 

“It is a huge boost for
our headquarters and also raised our profile in the community. I thank everyone
involved.”

 

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 to raise more money.

 

Elliot Ball, a Director at
Clacton Pier, said it is the second year that the Pier has been involved with
the walk.

 

“We gave away 140
wristbands in all and the youngsters and their families enjoyed the afternoon
on the Pier after they completed the walk,” he added.

 

“It is an excellent cause
and we were delighted to be involved and support their fundraising drive.”

 

Some groups started their
walk at Walton Pier, others from Frinton and the younger ones from
Holland-on-Sea.

 

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