Sandringham walk on target for £50k

Walk Ten at Sandringham, for the Marie Curie Charity'Team Tilney All Saints, LtoR, Kate Voulding, Jane Perham, Moira Keith ANL-140831-092421009
Walk Ten at Sandringham, for the Marie Curie Charity'Team Tilney All Saints, LtoR, Kate Voulding, Jane Perham, Moira Keith ANL-140831-092421009
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More than 700 charity walkers helped Marie Curie smash its target of £41,250, after taking part in the Sandringham Walk Ten in August.

The event for the charity’s Norfolk Nursing Service saw walkers of all ages take part in the 10k twilight walk.

Organisers are thrilled to announce the fundraising total now sits at £43,000, which will help fund more than 2,150 hours of care for terminally-ill patients and their families.

Ed Turnham, of Marie Curie, said: “To hit our target for the event after just six weeks is truly phenomenal!

“The Norfolk, and particularly Lynn public, really embraced Walk Ten Sandringham making it their own event and this has continued with the fundraising.

“It’s unheard of to have hit target so soon after event, however we don’t want to stop there, so if anyone has any outstanding sponsorship money laying around then please get them in to us, as there’s a good chance we could raise in excess of £50,000!”

Mr Turnham thanked walkers, sponsors and anyone who make it such a success.

Adding to the overall total were staff from West Norfolk funeral directors – Claire Jordan from RH Fayers and Son in Lynn, Hill Goldston from Eric Witton in Heacham and Rebecca Palmer, of Downham Funeral Service were among the seven-strong team taking on the challenge.

Business manager Lee Nelson also took part in the event.

He said: “The walk took us approximately two hours to complete, but a few members of staff got competitive and completed it in one-and-a-half hours.

In total, the ladies raised a fantastic £414.63 for Marie Curie and had a great evening doing so.”

Next year’s Walk Ten Sandringham is already booked up and takes place on Saturday, August 15.

Keep checking on www.mariecurie.org.uk to see when 2015 registration opens.