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Galloway’s launches 2021 Morecambe Bay Walk fundraiser

Posted on - 1st April, 2021 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Penwortham, Preston News, South Ribble News
Galloway's fundraisers take on the Morecambe Bay Walk in 2019
Galloway’s fundraisers take on the Morecambe Bay Walk in 2019

Sight loss charity Galloway’s is hoping to make up for lost time by launching its famous Morecambe Bay Walk.

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The charity will devote a weekend to the fundraiser, which will take place on Saturday 31 July and Sunday 1 August.

The eight-mile walks will be led by Queen’s Guide to the Sands, Michael Wilson, starting at 10.45am on Saturday and 11.30am on Sunday. Both start in Arnside and end in Kents Bank.

Galloway’s, which has a site in Penwortham, can take 800 walkers across the weekend.

Charlotte Carnell, events fundraiser at Galloway’s, said: “This year, we know there is a real buzz about communities getting together after events like this were postponed last year.

“So we are very excited to be able to get this walk up and running again, as we know that many people are keen to join us. We have had so much support over the years for this walk and we can’t wait to welcome everyone back. We also wish to thank our sponsor Frank Whittle Partnership Ltd who has supported this event for seven years.

“We are working hard to ensure that the walk can take place safely and complies with any Government guidelines in place at the time.”

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Over the years the event has raised thousands of pounds.

The 2019 walk alone raised more than £16,000 towards supporting local blind and partially sighted people.

Galloway's fundraisers take on the Morecambe Bay Walk in 2019
The 2019 walk raised £16,000 for the sight loss charity

Queen’s Guide to the Sands, Michael Wilson, said: “The walk this year
will be even more momentous, as we know it means so much to everyone.

“Galloway’s does amazing work in supporting people with sight loss and I can’t wait to meet the army of fundraisers once again as they take on this annual walk.”

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A spokesperson from Frank Whittle Partnership Ltd said: “Galloway’s is an incredible charity and we are more than happy to continue supporting its Morecambe Bay Walk. It is such a fantastic event and we would encourage people to sign up.”

To register, visit the Galloway’s website or call Charlotte on 01772 744148. For more information, email events@galloways.org.uk.



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