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Crossing the sands of Morecambe Bay for good cause

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Hundreds of walkers crossed the famous sands of Morecambe Bay in a two-day event hosted by Galloway’s Society for the Blind.

The Galloway’s Morecambe Bay Walk, sponsored by the Frank Whittle Partnership, was led by Queen’s Guide to the Sands, Cedric Robinson MBE.

Emma Russ, senior fundraiser and event manager at the Penwortham-based sight loss charity, said: “It was truly incredible to see so many people crossing the bay in support of Galloway’s. Our walkers have been raising sponsorship for the last few months in preparation for the challenging walk, which will go a very long way to helping us reach our goal of raising £1m this year to help to continue the provision of our services, advice and support to local blind and partially sighted people.

“We can’t wait to see how much the event has raised.

“It was a brilliant weekend and we were thrilled with the amount of people who came along. We hope we gave everybody a day that they’ll remember for a very long time.

“The event has been greatly supported by fantastic local businesses to make sure all who took part had the best day possible.”

Stagecoach helped to provide transport for the walkers, United Utilities donated water and various other local businesses like Spar, Sainsbury’s, Boots and the Body Shop helped to fill the goody bags for all the walkers and donate prizes to the raffle.

For information about the 2015 Morecambe Bay Walk, or to enquire about other events for the charity, contact Emma on 01772 744148 or email emma.russ@galloways.org.

 

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