Stepping out for charity in Chester


Staff reporter (Leader Live)

THOUSANDS of pounds were raised for good causes when scores of families stepped out for the 2013 Chester Charity Walk.

Mums, dads, children and pet dogs joined workers from a range of companies who set off from Chester Racecourse for the annual fundraising walk.

Chester Business Club organised the six-mile walk with the route heading out to the village of Eccleston and then back into the city centre before finishing at the University of Chester’s Riverside Innovation Centre.

Participants were able to refuel at the ever-popular bacon butty and gin and tonic stops while younger walkers could top up with juice and chocolate.

Five worthy charities were chosen to benefit from the money raised with the money being split between the Mercian Regiment Benevolent Fund, Chester and Ellesmere Port Street Pastors, Cheshire Search and Rescue, the Human Milk Bank at the Countess of Chester Hospital, Mum’s Chums and the Hospice of the Good Shepherd.

Participants were also invited to raise money for other charities by completing the walk.

See full story in the Chester Leader

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