Walk for Life’s royal occasion

Walk for life from Peasholm Gap to the old tollhouse.'The Stagecoach contingent.'Photo by Dave Barry 101291g
Walk for life from Peasholm Gap to the old tollhouse.'The Stagecoach contingent.'Photo by Dave Barry 101291g

SCARBOROUGH’S annual Walk for Life has been launched and will this year feature a Royal Wedding theme.

The popular event will take place on Sunday April 17 at 2pm and hundreds of people are expected to take part.

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.

It is not compulsory to walk the full distance but most people do.

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

Organiser Linda Tomczak, who has been responsible for the event for the last 15 years, said: “The theme this year is ‘A Royal Wedding’ and walkers are more than welcome to come along in fancy dress, but it is entirely optional.

“Fundraising via a sponsorship form is also optional.”

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

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 theme at the event was “Wild West”. For more details please contact Linda on (01723) 351006.