CancerCare’s annual Cross Bay Walk is always a very popular and well supported fundraiser, but this year’s event proved to be a real record breaker!
The event saw record ticket sales and donations combine to raise more than £12,000 for the charity.
The famous 9 mile walk for Arnside to Kent’s Bank too place on the 28th July and saw more than 300 people take part.
This year the walk was led for the first time by Queen’s Guide to the Sands Michael Wilson following the retirement of the renowned former guide Cedric Robinson.
CancerCare fundraiser Kat Michaels, who organised the event, said: “Crossing the Bay is a unique experience and to do it with such a great crowd of like-minded people all raising money for CancerCare was an honour.
"We are overwhelmed by the generosity of our supporters and due to the tremendous success of this year’s walk we plan on making it even bigger and better next year!”
As in previous years, the walk was supported by dozens of local volunteer who gave their time, energy and enthusiasm to help marshal the event and play their part in making it such a success. Local companies also supported the walk by providing goods and services for free, including barrow- based company Idroneit who filmed the walk using a drone and rapid relief UK who kindly provided much needed bottled water for the walkers.
CancerCare has big plans for next year’s event. Due to the demand for places this year, they are looking to increase the number of walkers for 2020’s event to 450.
Kat went on to say: “All of the money we raised from the walk will go towards providing therapy and support for people affected by cancer and other life limiting illnesses and make a real difference to the lives of local families across north Lancashire and south Cumbria.”
Well done to all who took part, donated, volunteered and help make the event possible and raise so much money for a very worthy cause.