Top turnout for Island walk

Some of those who took part in the Holy Island Forget Me Not walk.
Some of those who took part in the Holy Island Forget Me Not walk.
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Around 250 people turned out on Sunday to take part in the sixth Holy Island Forget Me Not walk, organised by the north Northumberland fund-raising group for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.

The large numbers taking part meant that this year’s event was by far the biggest, with 150 people entering online before the day.

Organiser Helen Tait said that one of the nice things is that the walk is becoming a destination event, with visitors from London and Yorkshire coming up for the weekend specifically to take part.

Helen said she was ‘absolutely delighted’ with the turnout and that a highlight was the numbers of families with young children involved.

Entry fees and money handed in on the day means that £2,185 has already been raised, before the sponsorship money comes in.

The event was supported by Northumbrian Water and Perryman’s Buses, while Lindisfarne Ltd allowed use of its forecourt.

Helen also thanked Pam and Elliott Hill for marshalling the walk with students from Berwick Academy.

The day also saw researcher Jim Allan, from Newcastle University’s Northern Institute for Cancer Research presented with a cheque following the Stuart Renton Memorial Walk.