Getting ready to take part in Walk for Life

KIND-hearted youngsters from a Scarborough school are among hundreds of people gearing up to take part in this year’s Walk for Life.

The children from Brompton and Sawdon Primary School will be walking with their parents in aid of school funds.

The event will take place on Sunday April 17 from 2pm. It will start at the entrance to the Open Air Theatre and participants will walk round the Marine Drive, through the Toll House where Creme Eggs will be given out to all children, along Sandside and Foreshore Road, finishing at the Spa Complex.

Walkers can raise money for a charity of their own choice and sponsorship cards are available from the Scarborough Evening News office in Aberdeen Walk.

Neil Davis, headmaster of Brompton and Sawdon Primary School, said the children were all looking forward to the walk.

He said: “It’s a great event and I think it will be well represented throughout the town.

“It’s the first time the school has been involved but we like to support as much charity work as possible.

“It’s a lovely route along the promenade and hopefully there’ll be some good weather on the day.”

This year the event has a Royal Wedding theme, with hundreds of people expected to take part, many in fancy dress.

As well as the walkers the 2011 event is also set to feature the Hamps Tramps marching band and performers from Stagecoach who will be singing a song they have written especially for the event.

Other participants who have already signed up for the walk include The Wooden Horse Nursery, who are raising money for a child in Africa and Sawdon residents who are raising money for a new village hall.

Deputy mayor John Blackburn and his wife Jackie will be attending and town crier Alan Booth will announce the start of the walk.

The Walk for Life was started by Eileen Bosomworth when she was mayor in 1995. Last year around 1,000 people took part and raised thousands of pounds for good causes.

The main sponsors for this year’s event are HC Design, W Boyes & Co, Lord Corrigan Promotions, Youngs Seafood and UPM Raflatac.