We are pleased to say what a successful 2016 walkFest was from both the walks point of view and the Celebrity Speaker event with Joss Naylor.
We quickly sold out of tickets for the capacity of the Supper Room at The Coro and transferred to the Main Hall which was also a sell-out. From the proceeds of the raffle £175 was donated on the evening to Jigsaw Children's Cancer Charity, Joss's nominated raffle charity and, because the evening was such a success financially, a donation from the profits of £100 was also later given to the charity.
The main charity for the evening was The Brathay Trust. Joss did not wish to charge a fee nor to take expenses but instead asked for the walkfest to make a donation to this worthwhile charity which is very close to his heart. As a result, £500 was donated to the charity.
Once again, thanks to our volunteer walk leaders, a varied and exciting programme of walks was on offer with this year an emphasis on birds. Participants on the Roudsea Wood Ospreys walk were thrilled to see the female on her tree-top nest and also the male flying off and returning with a lovely juicy fish for her. All this and a great talk by Steve Benn about the woodland management.
For those of you who have been involved in previous years enjoy a touch of nostalgia with our lovely video kindly put together by Christine and Peter Quiggin.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL IN 2017 FOR ANOTHER EXCITING WALKFEST