Proceeds from Scalby Walk set to help families

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A successful Scalby Walk 2013 has given a welcome boost to a Scarborough-based brain tumour charity.

The 54th annual Scalby Walk, which took place on Easter Monday, attracted over 140 entries this year and raised £1,650 for Ellie’s Fund.

The event featured a host of wacky and wonderful fancy dress costumes, including 101 Dalmatians, Honey Monster and Bill and Ben the Flowerpot Men.

Walkers set off from the Nag’s Head in Scalby and pass through the villages of Burniston and Cloughton, returning along the Coastal Road to Scalby. The walk is seven miles long and the tradition is to enjoy half a pint in every pub.

Organiser Jim Sloan said: “This year we had an all-day BBQ and live music which proved very popular especially with families.

“We have done exceptionally well in raising £1,650 and I would like to thank everyone who took part or made a donation to the fund.”

Ellie’s Fund founder Heather Othick was delighted that Scalby Walk had chosen to support the charity this year.

She said: “The amount raised is equivalent to more than three grants, which are usually £500. It is also equivalent to almost two thirds of a day’s work in the brain tumour research lab in Leeds.

“We would like to thank the Nag’s Head, the walk committee and everyone who took part in the event.”