Walk this way for Royal fundraiser

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YOUNGSTERS are getting into the spirit of the Royal Wedding as they prepare for this year’s Walk For Life.

Scarborough’s popular annual event this year has a Royal Wedding theme, with hundreds of people expected to take part.

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.

Walk For Life organiser Theresa Hargreaves said: “The event has really grown in popularity since it started and we are hoping for another great turnout this year.

“We are delighted that Stagecoach will be performing this special song, and will be handing out word sheets so everyone can join in too.”

This year’s Walk For Life 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.

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. 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.