Hikers raise thousands for charity in Rotary sponsored walk

PUBLISHED: 13:14 10 June 2019

Supporters enjoying a picturesque route during the Nailsea Charity Walks event.

Supporters enjoying a picturesque route during the Nailsea Charity Walks event.

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Scores of fundraisers laced up their hiking boots on Sunday morning to raise cash for a variety of causes with a mass sponsored walk around Nailsea.

Supporters taking part on the Nailsea Charity Walks and Runs event.Supporters taking part on the Nailsea Charity Walks and Runs event.

Nailsea Charity Walks and Runs, which is organised by Rotary Nailsea and Backwell, is in its eighth year and has raised more than £120,000 for charities.

Money is still being counted up, but organisers are expecting to raise more than £20,000.

A number of local organisations were represented during the sponsored walk, with the largest groups walking for St Peter's Hospice, Parkinson's UK North West Somerset, Nailsea School's parent teacher association and the Lions Brass4Youth.

Walks committee chairman, Roger Smith, said: "We would like to thank all those who have taken part or who have sponsored or helped with this year's walks and runs.

Fundraisers taking part in Nailsea Charity Walks.Fundraisers taking part in Nailsea Charity Walks.

"We would also like to thank all the businesses who have so generously sponsored the event."

Supporters enjoying a picturesque route during the Nailsea Charity Walks event.Supporters enjoying a picturesque route during the Nailsea Charity Walks event.

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