Beccles and Lowestoft links to event marking Associated Country Women of the World Day

On April 29, at precisely 10am, groups of women from all the time zones across the world began walki

On April 29, at precisely 10am, groups of women from all the time zones across the world began walking to celebrate the work of Associated Country Women of the World, which encourages and enables enterprising women from the poorest countries to help themselves improve their lives and those of their families. Beccles (Morning) WI group started at The Jolly Sailor, Pakefield, and went in informal groups walking north towards Lowestoft and south to Kessingland. - Credit: Archant

It is a worldwide event, which celebrates the work of Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW).

And at 10am on Saturday, April 29, groups of women from across the world began walking to mark ACWW Day – raising awareness of ACWW, and encouraging and enabling enterprising women from the poorest countries to help themselves improve their lives and those of their families.

Joining them were the Beccles (Morning) WI group, which started their walk at The Jolly Sailors in Pakefield. They went in informal groups walking north towards Lowestoft and south to Kessingland. Some spent quiet time in the beautiful Pakefield Church while others visited the Ferini Gallery.

A spokesman for Beccles (Morning) WI said: 'We all met up again at the Jolly Sailors, and thanks to staff for coping with 19 women all needing refreshments at the same time. You might have noticed a very small figure holding the letter D. We don't know his name, but a big thank you to the young boy who stood in to hold a letter.'