Turnout of Scarborough's Crown Tavern Walk leaves organisers 'overwhelmed'

Walkers and fundraisers of this year's Crown Tavern Walk.
Walkers and fundraisers of this year's Crown Tavern Walk.

Scarborough's Crown Tavern Walk has again proved to be a "wonderful" event that raises thousands for charity.

A fantastic 141 walkers took part in the challenge walking from Hawsker (the longer route) or Hayburn Wyke to the Scalby Road pub. Early indications show they raised an amazing £8,000 for local children’s charities.

This year’s event was also a particularly special one for some of the organisers who announced earlier in the year this would be their last one.

Committee member Jane Moment, who is due to step down alongside fellow members Ray Springall and Tracey Shaw, said: “It was a wonderful day, the weather held off and we were really overwhelmed by the turnout.

“I want to say a huge thank you to everyone involved; the staff at the Crown Tavern, local businesses, local radio stations, walk marshals, sponsors and helpers. I wish I could thank everybody personally.”

“It was a bit emotional for us,” she added, “but the important thing is that the walk will continue.”

A paying-in night for sponsorship money will be held at the Crown Tavern on Tuesday May 21 from 7pm to 9pm while presentation night, where trophies and cheques will be handed out, will take place at 8pm on Saturday June 22.

Anyone who needs help with the sponsorship money can call Jane on 07999 839338.