Gallery: Colourful walkers raise charity cash

A RENOWNED breast cancer charity has received a timely boost to its funds thanks to the kind-hearted efforts of adults and children.

A RENOWNED breast cancer charity has received a timely boost to its funds thanks to the kind-hearted efforts of adults and children.

The fourth Walk on the Westside was yesterday held on the historic grounds of Ickworth House with organisers hoping to raise thousands for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

And fund-raising for the charity was continued by a village nursery which held a grand balloon race.

About 100 people took part in the walk in Horringer, near Bury St Edmunds - an event preceded with a balloon release over the Suffolk countryside.

Bonk Tasker, from the Suffolk branch of the charity, said: “We are so aware that this year it is harder than ever to find the money to support fund raisers. We even considered not having the walk.

“But last year, an amazing total in excess of �5,000 was raised. Each year we are overwhelmed by the atmosphere, enthusiasm and the incredible total raised.

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Meanwhile, the children of the Green Wellie Day Nursery, in Barrow, near Bury, also did their bit for the charity by taking part in a grand balloon race yesterday.

Jo Chandler, office manager, said Breakthrough was their chosen charity this year with information boards put up at the nursery to explain its work.

Green Wellie is also supporting two of its mums, Joanna Curry and Laura Hudson, who are taking part in the Walk the Walk Playtex Moonwalk in London on Saturday.