RESIDENTS from Epsom & Ewell raised £3,000 for their chosen charities after strolling 20 miles in the 'Round the Borough Walk' at the weekend.
Around 100 people took part in the walk on Saturday (May 12), the event having been granted the Inspire Mark by the London 2012 Inspire programme.
James Tarbit, head of Epsom Social Action, a local volunteering and charitable organisation, walked with others in support of the Epsom Medical Equipment Fund and lendwithcare.org .
He said: “It was a truly fantastic day, and great credit goes to the organisers, they even managed to sort the weather for us.
"The amount we raised surpassed all our expectations, particularly given the short timeframe we had for fundraising.
"The money we raised will go to help people both in our own local area, and also to people living in some of the hardest conditions in the world, you can’t ask for more than that.”
Bess Harding MBE, head of Epsom Medical Equipment Fund, said: “We are extremely grateful to the team for undertaking this walk. These funds will help us buy a much-needed machine which will save many children’s lives in the future.”
The walk, also known as 'Beat the Boundary 2012', was part of Epsom & Ewell's Olympic Action Plan and the 75th anniversary celebrations taking place in the borough this year.
The 20-mile route went through Epsom & Walton Downs, Epsom Common, Nonsuch Park, the Hogsmill local nature reserve and Horton Country Park.
From article by Angela Brooks (Get Surrey)
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