The BBC Countryfile walk in aid of Children In Need was held on Sunday 22nd October in Market Weighton and is on tract to raise over £500 for the annual charity event.
Fifty seven walkers, including 10 children and numerous dogs, walk either a 5-mile or 2 -mile walk to raise funds for the Children In Need charity.
Market Weighton is an accredited Walkers Are Welcome town and the Walking For Health Leaders, who organised Sunday’s event, are fully competent in first aid, map reading and safely leading walks over the many miles of beautiful footpaths in the area.
Walking For Health meet every Wednesday throughout the year at 10am to walk 4 miles or (for those just getting in to walking or wanting a more leisurely walk) there is a 2 mile walk. Everyone meets back at St John’s Chapel on Market Hill for tea and toast and a chat, and that is what everyone did at the end of the Children In Need walk with tea, biscuits and fruit served by the ladies of the chapel and sponsored by the local Tesco Superstore.
All those who walked, donated or helped in any way on the day were thanked by the Walking For Health Walk Leaders, who are looking forward to not only sending a large cheque to the Countryfile team for Children In Need, but also to all their winter walks this year.