Inter-Island Walk Raises Over £5000 for Charity

The inter-island charity walk on Sept 28th has raised the largest amount in its four-year history.

Organiser, Clare Lewis, told us £5379 was collected after sponsors backed islanders and visitors to walk from St Martin’s to Tresco via Samson and Bryher last month.

The walk was completed in its quickest ever time, taking just 2 hours and 20 minutes for all participants to complete the route.

The four benefiting charities are the RNLI, Marine Conservation Society, Surfers Against Sewage and the local Seabird Recovery Programme led by the RSPB.

Paul Findley of London raised £1463 for the RNLI and Kier Western worker, Julie Boyes, brought in £550 for the Lifeboats and the RSPB.

Visitor Susan Hutchinson of Salcombe pledged £300 to the RNLI and the Marine Conservation Society.

Clare has already set the date for next year’s event. It will be held on Monday 17th September.