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The walk4charity 2009 - Sunday 10th May

The 8th Annual Charity Walk

For the 2009 Walk, we felt that a change would be almost (!) as good as a rest, so a completely new course was planned.

Starting and finishing at the Dunes Leisure Centre, in the centre of Southport, the course followed roads and footpaths around the Marine Lake, along the Promenade, and finishing with a country section taking in the delights of Rotten Row and returning via Victoria Park.

All these areas are part of Southport’s Scenic Seafront area, but also they are part of Southport’s seaside heritage.

As the walk started and finished in the same place, so there were fewer problems with transport. Walkers could park on-site for as long as they took to complete the walk, with no need to worry about arranging drop-offs or pick-ups. Hot and cold snacks were available from Dunes Leisure Centre, and Southport Inner Wheel Club members were busy providing hot drinks before and after the event.

As a result of doing all the sums, we can now reveal that this year there were 203 people who started the walk! 129 of you told us how much you had raised by way of sponsorship, and this averages out at £94.10 per head. So, well done you! Using this average, it means that the likely total raised for all sorts of different charities will be nearly TWENTY THOUSAND POUNDS.


Local Historian and member of Southport Rotary Club, Harry Foster has written an eight page illustrated guide to Southport’s Scenic Seafront, to go with the Walk. Copies are available for £1.50 including postage. Send us a message by clicking on the picture, left, and we will contact you with all the details!

But as we all know, a picture is worth a thousand words so here, in our Picture Gallery, are tens of thousands of words condensed into a great collection of pictures! If you hover your cursor over the control bar, everything will light up, and you can move on or pause, or set the length of time each picture displays. Don’t worry, it won’t break.

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