Fundraisers gear up for Scalby Walk

Participants in last year's Scalby Walk set off from the Nags Head
Participants in last year's Scalby Walk set off from the Nags Head
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The 55th Scalby Walk will take place on Easter Monday with the annual event aiming to raise funds for a pair of local sports clubs.

Established since 1959, it gets underway at 10.30am with participants starting out from The Nags Head public house.

The walk raises cash for a different charity or organisation each year, with 2014’s proceeds to be split between Scalby Football Club and Scalby Cricket Club.

Last year, Ellie’s Fund Brain Tumour Trust benefitted from a £1,650 donation, while £2,250 was presented to Scarborough’s YMCA in 2012.

Organiser, Jim Sloan, said: “I would encourage people to come along and get involved and help us raise money for a pair of worthy causes.

“We’ve received plenty of entries and are hoping to match last year’s total of around 150 participants.

“There are a lot of walkers who have been taking part for many, many years who do take the event seriously, which is great, but as organisers we are very keen for people to be able to come and enjoy a fun day out for all the family.”

After departing the Nags Head, walkers will set off for the Three Jolly Sailors at Burniston, on to the Red Lion at Cloughton and then turn back and stop at the Blacksmiths Arms, Cloughton. From there they will head along the coast road to the Oak Wheel, Burniston, before making their way back to the Nags Head.

The total distance of that the walkers will travel is approximately seven miles and participants must drink a half pint of beer or a soft drink at each pub along the way.

Prizes for the best fancy dress will be given out on the day, with the results and presentation at 4pm.

An all day barbecue is taking place in the village and there will be live music at the Nags Head.

Entry is £10 per adult or £5 for juniors aged between 14 and 18 years. Entry forms are availale from the pub.

For more information visit www.scalbyfair.co.uk