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Pirates raise heart charity cash at Sheringham

17:22 13 August 2012

British Heart Foundation Norfolk community fundraiser Alex Mayor with young pirates (from left) Madeleine Knowlden, 5, Pheobe Parry, 4, and Madeleine

British Heart Foundation Norfolk community fundraiser Alex Mayor with young pirates (from left) Madeleine Knowlden, 5, Pheobe Parry, 4, and Madeleine's sister Eleanor, 7. Picture: KAREN BETHELL.

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The Jolly Roger was flying high over Sheringham promenade on Sunday, as two dozen swashbuckling pirates set off on a charity walk in aid of the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

The pirate promenade was the idea of BHF Norfolk community fundraiser Alex Mayor, who joined the walk wearing a pirate outfit complete with skull and crossbones hat.

“We thought that as one of the best seaside resorts in Norfolk, Sheringham was the perfect place,” Ms Mayor said.

Town crier Tony Nelson set the buccaneers on their way from the Funky Mackerel Cafe on the seafront with a shout of “Avast Me Hearties!”

Ms Mayor said: “We were delighted with the turnout and I was really impressed with the number of people who came dressed in full pirate regalia.

Those taking part did bucket collections and made donations to the BHF, which funds research into the causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of heart and circulatory disease.

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