Gallery: Pirates descend on prom for charity walk

Pirates of all ages walked in the Felixstowe Pirate Walk along the promenade on Sunday, 28 July.

Pirates of all ages walked in the Felixstowe Pirate Walk along the promenade on Sunday, 28 July. - Credit: Archant

Shiver me timbers!

A parade of pirates found a booty of charity treasure when they dropped anchor at Felixstowe seafront.

Pirates on the Prom saw more than 70 landlubbers dress as seafaring scoundrels and walk a mile along the beach in the name of charity.

Even the coastguard hoisted the Jolly Roger and voyaged alongside the merry marauders in a show of support.

The event, which included a treasure hunt, was organised to raise cash for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) by Bex Sheppard, of Felixstowe, whose father, Andy, has suffered his own health problems in recent years and pitched in on the day by selling raffle tickets. “He had a serious heart attack at 48,” she said. “He also had angina and had an operation at Papworth Hospital last year.


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“The BHF basically saved his life with the work they do, so I decided to put my name forward to organise this event.

“I was nervous before but I’m all smiles now. It was absolutely fantastic and I think I’ll find it difficult not to be back again next year.”

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It is hoped the Pirates on the Prom walk will generate more than £1,000 for the charity, which researches and campaigns on the treatment and prevention of heart and circulatory disease.

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