Walton to Clacton Pier walk

by Nigel Brown Jun 25 2018 2     3,982
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June 25, 2018


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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