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Inaugural town walk hailed a big success

ALMOST 200 people turned out for the first ever Solihull Together sponsored walk - which took place earlier this month.

ALMOST 200 people turned out for the first ever Solihull Together sponsored walk - which took place earlier this month.

Charities and community groups had a great day out - in spite of damp weather - raising much-needed money for their respective organisations.

Deputy Mayor, Coun Gary Allport, got things underway at Babbs Mill Park and is considering taking part in next year’s event.

While some strollers decided to go for a shorter saunter, many chose to complete the full 12-mile route.

First across the finish line were a trio from Welcome, the substance misuse charity, but there were many others hot on their trail.

Claire Milican, from SUSTAiN, who organised the sponsored walk, said: “It’s been a fantastic day with a real community spirit from all the walkers. Lots of new friends have been made whilst everyone has raised money for their chosen good cause.”

Each group had a different reason for tackling the walk. Solihull Shopmobility fielded a team to raise funds for a new mobility scooter, while pupils from the Grace Academy were drumming up support for a trip to Zambia.

To find out more about SUSTAiN go to www.solihull-sustain.org.uk .

 

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