Old Catton pub’s ring road walk raises over �4,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support

The hard work of more than 40 fundraisers from a Norwich pub has seen over �4,000 donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.

A team of walkers and runners from The Maids Head pub, in Old Catton, travelled the entire length of Norwich's outer ring road, a route of around 13 miles.

The walk was held at the start of April and now all the funds have been collected, totalling �4,030 for this year and over �80,000 raised through the annual event since it started in 1999.

The fundraising walk was started by Norwich North MP Chloe Smith from the Spixworth Road pub, at 8am on Good Friday.

A barbecue and live music welcomed the walkers back to the pub in the afternoon.

Lynn Carrigan, landlady at The Maids Head, said: 'It was good fun. Some people ran it in under two hours and some people walked it, which can take up to four hours.

'It tends to be the same customers who come back and take part every year, it's become a regular annual event.

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'It all started when one of the pub's customer's wives died of cancer and he was particularly pleased with how the Macmillan nurses helped him at the time and wanted to give something back.'

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