Walk’s ‘great turnout’ despite wet weather

PUBLISHED: 19:00 24 July 2015

Strawberry LineYatton  Walk run by the  Lions club.

Strawberry LineYatton Walk run by the Lions club.

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PEOPLE of all ages braved the rain to take part in the Yeo Valley Lions Club’s annual 50:50 Strawberry Lion Walk.

The walk, which raised more than £3,000 for nearby sport and community groups last year, started at the entrance to the Strawberry Line at Yatton Station.

It saw walkers take on a variety of routes, including a 20-mile round trip to Axbridge reservoir and back.

Organiser Roger Gibbins said: “The walk is a great opportunity for individuals and organisations to raise money for their chosen cause and help the Yeo Valley Lions support the community at the same time.

“This year we had a really nice group and had a great turn-out from the brownies and guides.

“I think it went well. About 40 people took part, which was great considering the wet weather.

“All the money raised comes from collecting sponsorship, so we don’t yet know how much this year’s walk has made.

“The walk is called 50:50 because 50 per cent of the profit goes to the Lions – where most of it will then go to good causes – and the other 50 goes to other groups and charities in the area.”

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