Walkers on the march for cash for Evesham's good causes - The Evesham Observer

Walkers on the march for cash for Evesham's good causes

Evesham Editorial 1st Sep, 2023 Updated: 1st Sep, 2023   0

CHARITIES across Evesham who suffered a downturn in donations during the pandemic will be at the heart of a sponsored walk led by a Conservative town councillor.

Coun Marion Griffiths will be ‘on the march’ together with willing walkers for Sunday’s (September 3) charity challenge in aid of a host of town causes and to celebrate their continued amazing work.

And the Twyford councillor has already gone the extra mile as the event will include the chosen charities of the Mayor of Evesham, Coun Alan Booth.

Evesham Talking Newspaper, the Red Cross, Sue Ryder, Caring Hands, Daisy Chain Benevolent Fund, Shopmobility, Working World, Abbey Trust, and Vale Wildlife all stand to benefit from the walk.

Walkers are asked to meet at 11.30am for a midday start from Hampton Ferry.

“‘I am aware many fantastic charities will have suffered due to lack of donations during the COVID pandemic,” Coun Griffiths said.

“I have always been inspired by the brilliant dedication of volunteers who constantly raise money for such a wide range of worthwhile, individual causes.

“All of these charities find a way of making an exciting contribution to the community in a positive way,” she added.

Walkers can come as they are or even in fancy dress for the occasion.

Dogs are welcome, but walkers are asked keep them on a short lead for the duration of the sponsored walk.

There will be two routes available on the day: the long route will broadly follow the route of the Round Evesham Walk, clockwise round the town starting and finishing at Hampton Ferry.

The shorter walk will take people up Boat Lane, through the churchyard to Abbey Park, round the riverside and back to Hampton Ferry.

Members of the town’s popular Garage Art Group are among those joining in the sponsored walk on Sunday.

Nicky Margetts who runs Garage Art Group, said: “All donations help us as we are self-funded. Ideally, we would like larger premises which cater for disabled people.

“We run two art classes per day from Monday- Friday, which meet the needs of all abilities. We look forward to joining in Marion’s sponsored walk, I’m sure it will be great fun!’

Visit walk.evesham.me for more information on the walk or www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/marion-griffiths-1 to donate to the appeal.


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