Annual walk proceeds leap by 50%

The 42nd Crown Tavern walk raised much more than the organisers estimated, making it the most successful since its inception.

“We had 141 walkers and it looks like we’ve raised over £8,000”, said Tracey Shaw, shortly after the walk.

But by the time all the sponsorship money had been raked in and Gift Aid had been added, the figure had risen by 50% to £12,250.

The proceeds were shared between 13 local charities at a presentation evening. Trophies and certificates were presented to many of the walkers.

Tracey said: “It is always a fabulous evening as it brings walkers together with the beneficiaries they have fundraised for and they know where every penny they have raised has been distributed”.

It was an emotional evening for Tracey and her colleagues Jane Moment, Ray Springall and Sue North as it was their last as organisers.

The walk is now in the capable hands of the town’s two Rotary clubs.“We are confident they will do a great job”, Tracey said. “They will certainly have wholehearted support from our beneficiary groups that we have been so proud and privileged to work with”.

The beneficiaries are Mencap, Disabled Swimming Group, Riding for the Disabled, Yorkshire Coast Sight Support, Epilepsy Action, Wilf Ward Trust, Scarboccia, Yorkshire Coast Families, Goalball, the Lollipop Group, Frame Football and Orange Zebra Drama Group.