Clients with brain injuries and their families were among 60 participants who took part in Headway Suffolk’s first sponsored walk on Saturday (5 September) around Bury St Edmunds that has raised over £2,800 for the charity.
The group, which also included local businesses, supporters and staff, set off from Headway’s hub in Olding Road near Asda for the six mile route that went through all three Fornham villages – All Saints, St Martin and St Genevieve.
The walkers, some in fancy dress and some with their dogs, enjoyed refreshments generously supplied by pubs – The Three Kings, The Woolpack and The Tollgate, before completing the route back to Headway.
Helen Fairweather, Chief Executive, said: “We are very grateful to everyone that gave up their Saturday to raise money for Headway Suffolk. This will enable us to look after people in Suffolk who have a neurological condition.”
After this success, Headway plans to make the sponsored walk an annual event in Bury St Edmunds as part of its fundraising activities to coincide with its popular Bike Ride around in Ipswich in April, which moves into its eighth year in 2016.