Christian Aid Walk

Christian Aid walk from St Michael's Church into town. Photo by Dave Barry 111992a
Christian Aid walk from St Michael's Church into town. Photo by Dave Barry 111992a

AROUND £2,000 has been raised to support coffee growers in South America following a sponsored walk in Scarborough.

Twenty five walkers took part in the Christian Aid event, during which they walked around four miles along Scarborough sea front as part of Christian Aid week.

The walk started at St Michael’s church, in Filey Road, from which participants headed to Esplanade before walking across Spa Bridge and along to St Mary’s Parish Hall, where they enjoyed refreshments before returning to St Michael’s via the sea front and Spa.

David Bridge, secretary of the Scarborough Christian Aid committee, said: “The walk went really well, and we had a lot of support from local churches, nine of which sent walkers from all around Scarborough.

“Everyone really enjoyed the event, and the weather even stayed dry for us, which was good.

“We are hoping to raise around £2,000 from the walk, so a huge thank you to everyone who took part and helped to organise it.”

Scarborough Christian aid is currently raising money to support coffee bean growers in Nicaragua, helping to provide education for the workers and make their work more sustainable.