Annual Louth walk smashes record with £1,700 raised

Entrants into this year's Round Louth Walk.
Entrants into this year's Round Louth Walk.

The 14th annual Round Louth Walk on Sunday saw 300 walkers take to the road to raise a record £1,700 for MacMillan Cancer Support.

The event saw walkers set off from Hubbard’s Hills on a choice of three different routes, the traditonal 14-mile ‘Round Louth Walk’, as well as smaller two-mile and six-mile routes.

And an excellent turnout braved the somewhat boggy conditions underfoot to do their bit for this year’s cause.

David Bolland, who organises the walk along with Jenny Crooks and Mike Preen, said: “We raised £1,700 on the day with more to come from sponsorships, which is fantastic.

“We change the charity each year and they are all extremely worthy.

“We had a great turnout, with lots of youngsters from local organisations like the Scouts, which was very good to see.

“We enjoyed wonderful weather, it was just a little boggy in places, but walkers don’t mind that!”

Everyone who took part paid £5 for the charity, and were given a map and a badge before being set on their way.

A presentation of the cheque to MacMillan will take place in February, in the meantime David Bolland asks for all sponsor money to be sent in to him by the end of January.

Cheques, made payable to MacMillan Cancer Support, can be sent to David Bolland’s home address: High Gables, Little Cawthorpe, LN11 8LZ.