Walkers celebrate after epic trek along north Norfolk coast from Hunstanton to Cromer for cancer charity, Star Throwers, which helped a friend
They ended up with tired legs, but happy hearts after an epic walk from Hunstanton to Cromer along the north Norfolk coast.
And the group of about 40 people who took part in an ‘Anna’s Journey’ charity walk have raised more than £11,500 for Star Throwers - the largest the Wymondham-based cancer charity will have received from a single event.
Kate Quentin-Hicks, from Hingham, organised the walk as a way of thanking the charity, which has helped her friend Anna Chapman, 36, from Caston, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in July last year.
Mrs Quentin-Hicks, 39, said she was thrilled at how many people - most from the Hingham area - had joined the walk and how successful it had been.
She said: “Our youngest participant was 10 years old.
“Everyone did as much walking as they were able with most accomplishing what turned out to be nearer 50 miles.
“We were met by friends and family en route with total strangers donating to the cause - one gave us a donation as one of our children found their dog.”
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The walk took place over two days, leaving Hunstanton at 7am on June 24.
Some walkers stayed overnight at a pub and others camped.
Mrs Quentin-Hicks said: “We reached Cromer Pier on Sunday evening where we were cheered in by our families. It was emotional for some and a relief for us all.”
She said the walkers were well supported by businesses including Barford Hire, Hingham Bakery, Hingham Butchers and Hingham Sports.
Steven Ho, Star Throwers’ general manager, said he was “blown away” by the amount raised by everyone involved in the walk.
Mr Ho said: “Star Throwers simply could not provide the support it does to people affected by cancer, particularly those with a terminal diagnosis, without the support of our donors and fundraisers.
“Donations are still coming in but even so this is the most that any fundraiser has ever raised for us from one event.
“On behalf of Star Throwers I cannot thank Kate and everyone enough for what they’ve achieved.”
Donations can be made at uk.virginmoneygiving.com/KateQuentinhicks