Thousands raised for charity on annual Hayle Walk
The fourth year of the Hayle Walk in aid of Cornwall Hospice Care took place on Sunday afternoon.
More than 60 walkers joined mayor, Jayne Ninnes, who officially started both the five-mile and two-mile treks through the town.
So far more than £3,000 has been raised from the walk, but organisers are certain that the final total will be higher as donations are still coming in.
Sarah Newton, community fundraiser for Cornwall Hospice Care, said: “It was a really lovely day. It’s really important the walk is here in Hayle and we have the mayor supporting it. It makes a big difference.
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“The weather was ok, which was not predicted. There was a good turnout and hopefully more money will keep coming in.”
The first to finish the five-mile walk was Colin Coombes, who completed it in one hour and 40 minutes.
The first to finish the two-mile walk was Robert Monteith, who finished within 30 minutes.
As well as local residents, some visitors to the region took advantage of the walk with several registering on the day.
Mayor, Jayne Ninnes, said the sponsored walk through the Towans provided some of the best views you could hope to see on any charity trek.
Walkers between the ages of five to 85 took part, with babies in pushchairs being welcomed on the shorter stretch.
Organisers said the event was well supported within the community and they are already planning for next year.
Ms Newton added: “We want to thank Bookers and the Co-op in Hayle for providing water for the walkers. We also thank the mayor, Ellie Giggal and all the volunteers; we couldn’t do it without them.”
Donations can still be made to the charity by calling Sarah Newton on 01736 755770 or Hayle Town Council on 01736 755005.