Friends of the Lake District supporters were out in force in Morecambe Bay this weekend. A sea of blue shirted walkers could be seen navigating the sands of the bay, raising valuable sponsorship money for the Cumbrian charity.
The record breaking turnout saw 250 walkers traverse the largest expanse of tidal mudflats and sand in the United Kingdom. They were led by Cedric Robinson, the Queen’s Official Guide to the sands, who has been leading walks across the bay for over 50 years.
Sophie Hodge, Fundraising Officer at Friends of the Lake District, “We couldn’t have asked for a better response to our sponsorship event or a more enthusiastic group of supporters. The sight of everybody in their blue Friends of the Lake District T-shirts really brightened up the day and we like to think it kept the rain away!
“I’m happy to report that the efforts of participants and the generosity of supporters has helped to raise nearly £5,000 for Friends of the Lake District.
“We’re a membership organisation and we rely on our members and the general public to support the valuable work that we do.
“We’re very grateful for every individual who participated and did their bit to protect the wonderful county of Cumbria that we are lucky enough to live in.”
Participants from as far afield as Kent and Great Yarmouth made the trip to Arnside, Lancashire to walk the sands, wade the waters and cross the bay, finishing at Kents Bank near Grange Over Sands.