December 11 2013 Latest news:
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Scores of sponsored strollers painted a Suffolk seaside town pink for an annual fundraising event.
Some 130 charitable folk took a Walk on the Wildside in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
Now in its 14th year, the walk set off from the White Lion Hotel, in Aldeburgh, with fundraisers winding their way along either seven or 12 miles of coast and countryside.
Julia Appell, who organised this year’s event with Sarah Williams, Amanda Cooper and Lynne Goodwin, said: “It all went very well. We were lucky to have good weather and, as always, everyone was very supportive.”
Along the way, walkers grabbed some refreshment from a drinks stop sponsored by the Gas Shop in Felixstowe, with pink ribboned biscuits made by the Cake Shop in Woodbridge. Lunch was served back at the White Lion with a glass of wine, sponsored by Marianna of Ipswich.
Money raised for the event will go to Breakthrough Breast Cancer, which funds nearly a quarter of all breast cancer research in the UK.
Suffolk Breakthrough Breast Cancer Group was set up officially in 2001 by five friends who had started fundraising for the charity in 1999.
Sally Balch, who had been diagnosed with breast cancer in December 1998. In October 2004, Sally lost her battle with the illness but the fundraising continues. So far £700,000 has been collected for the charity. About £4,000 was raised from this year’s Walk on the Wildside.
To find out more about upcoming Breakthrough Breast Cancer fundraising events in our area, visit suffolkbreakthroughevents.co.uk.