15 June 2012
It was a hugely successful day out, the sunshine streamed through the trees and everyone enjoyed the walk passed canals, ponds, lakes and around the pit. The Bedworth Cricket Club hosted the event and provided refreshments, Marshals and Volunteers for the day. Kevin Edgar the Chairman of the Cricket Club declared the walk open and it was a moving sight to see over 100 walkers walking through the park dressed in their green and white t-shirts.
The walk was a huge success and so successful it will be an annual event, it coincided with the opening of the New Information and Support Centre in George Elliot and officially opened that week.
'It was hard work to get the walk to come together” said Alicia Kemp who helped organise the event “but emotional when you watch 150 people walking remembering loved ones, it is a sight to see.'
'It was fantastic and inspiring watching all the walkers walking for Macmillan, we are going to do this walk every year and I really feel it will become a loved annual event in Bedworth, however we did have people coming from Derby and Hinckley!” Said Mandy Spraggett The Fundraising Manager from Macmillan Cancer Support. “We had walkers that had just been diagnosed and walkers remembering their Dad’s and Mum’s, close family and friends, nearly everyone had a in memory name on their t shirts, it was quite moving and emotional at times.'
Vikki Parnell a cancer survivor who also helped organise the event had her family do the walk, Marshall as well as her sons playing cricket whilst the walk was being played. Kevin Edgar the Chairman of the Bedworth Cricket Club declared the walk open and opened up the cricket club for refreshments where more volunteers were there to serve wonderful cakes and drinks.
Look out for next year’s date TBC soon.