Boost for hospice after Scalby Walk donation

Scalby Walk 2011 cheque presentation.'Alan Bruce (left) hands over a cheque for �1900 to Hospice Fundraiser Jane Stockdale (right) watched by (from 2nd left).. Tory Readman, Hospice Director of Fundraising David Marshall, Steve Baker-Davis, Dorothy Pickup who donated an additional �135 which was raised at her Silver Wedding Anniversary party.'112246a. Pic Kevin Allen'03/06/11.
Scalby Walk 2011 cheque presentation.'Alan Bruce (left) hands over a cheque for �1900 to Hospice Fundraiser Jane Stockdale (right) watched by (from 2nd left).. Tory Readman, Hospice Director of Fundraising David Marshall, Steve Baker-Davis, Dorothy Pickup who donated an additional �135 which was raised at her Silver Wedding Anniversary party.'112246a. Pic Kevin Allen'03/06/11.

FUNDRAISERS from St Catherine’s Hospice have been given a spring in their step after the annual Scalby Walk raised £1,900 for the charity.

More than 100 people pounded the pavements during the 52nd annual walk under glorious sun-kissed skies.

A collection of characters including Smurfs, Oompa Loompas, Mexicans and even scarecrow Worzel Gummidge took part and were sent on their seven-mile trek by regular starter Tony Peers.

Their journey started and finished at The Plough, in High Street, with walkers dropping in for a brief half pint at other pubs along the way including Three Jolly Sailors in Burniston, the Red Lion and the Blacksmith’s Arms in Cloughton and the Oak Wheel in Burniston.

There are a series of staged start times depending on how fast people have completed the Easter Monday tradition in the past, along with other factors such as age.

Walk secretary Alan Bruce wished to thank all those who helped raise the total.

He added: “Special mention to local vicar, the Rev Alistair Fearnley and his son who raised £212 in sponsorship and to Scalby Methodist Church who kindly raised £159 from the recent coffee morning for the walk funds.”