17 May 2011
People get ready for the Bure Valley Railway Walk
We'd like to extend a huge Macmillan thankyou to everyone who took part in our Bure Valley Railway Walk, as well as to all our hard working volunteers who ensured our walkers had a great experience on the day.
We're delighted that over 500 walkers joined us on the weekend of April 9-10 to enjoy a three, five or nine mile walk between Aylsham and Wroxham as well as experiencing a trip on a Bure Valley Railway narrow gauge steam train.
Walkers were joined by Anglia TV's Becky Jago, as well as by the family of local MP Norman Lamb (who had been planning to take part himself until called away at the last moment on urgent parliamentary business).
Elvis was on hand to entertain the crowds at Wroxham station, while at Aylsham the North-Walsham based Weavers Morris put on a fantastic display of morris dancing. Pleasurewood Hills' famous mascot Woody Bear also came along, much to the delight of our younger walkers.
Our walkers have already raised over £25,000 to help people affected by cancer, and sponsorship is still coming in. And of course none of this would have been possible without our fantastic team of over 50 volunteers who came along over the weekend to help us marshall the route, staff our registration tents, and generally make sure our walkers enjoyed a fantastic Macmillan experience.
Miles for Macmillan
If you weren't able to take part in our Bure Valley Railway Walk but would like to take part in one of our other walking events or perhaps organise your own walk, simply head over to www.macmillan.org.uk/walking for all the information you'll need.