Youngsters walk pier to pier

  • 24 June, 2024
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Tendring Scout funds were boosted by more than £8,000 as around 160 youngsters undertook a sponsored walk.


Many of them trekked from Walton Pier to Clacton Pier in the event on Sunday .


A mixture of Squirrels, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorer Scouts from right across the district pounded the Lower Promenade in the heat.


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



District Lead Volunteer Julie Talbot said it was the best turnout yet for a walk which returned in 2023 for the first time in four years.


“Most of the money goes to the individual groups with ten per cent to support district activities,” she said. “We were delighted to top the £8,000 mark again this year and it was a fantastic effort.”


“My thanks go to everyone who helped organise and stage the walk as well as Clacton Pier for their generous sponsorship.”


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



Pier communications manager Nigel Brown said the attraction was pleased to back the fundraiser once again this year.


“It was a really hot day and the walkers did exceptionally well – especially the younger ones,” he added.


“The event really does help raise the profile of the Scouts and it was good to see them having fun on the rides as a reward for all their efforts.


“The water rides certainly went down well and gave them all a chance to cool down.”

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