Old and young sign up for walk

PUBLISHED: 13:00 24 April 2008 | UPDATED: 22:14 26 October 2009

BOTH old and young will join together as they take to the footpaths and trails of Times Territory for an annual charity walk. The Welwyn and Hatfield Rotary walk on May 11 will see children as young as 10 meander alongside a walk veteran around some

BOTH old and young will join together as they take to the footpaths and trails of Times Territory for an annual charity walk.

The Welwyn and Hatfield Rotary walk on May 11 will see children as young as 10 meander alongside a walk veteran around some of the county's most beautiful countryside.

Tony Rawlinson, 94, will be the oldest entrant into next month's trudge that begins in the Campus West car park, WGC.

Last year, he was one of the biggest fundraisers, giving around £500 to the Isabel Hospice.

Tony said: "I guess you have to enjoy walking to some extent to want to do it.

"I enjoyed it very much last year especially Sherrardspark wood.

"This year I'll be walking mainly on my own and if anyone I know sees me I will have a talk with them as we go."

At the other end of the spectrum, the 11th WGC Guides, some as young as ten will be marching around the 11 mile course.

Guide leader Kelly-Ann Kiernan said: "We have taken part for the last few years and have always had a fantastic time.

"It raises much needed funds for the unit and helps the girls give something back to the rotary club."

Rotarian John Hopley was delighted about the variety of walkers entering and hopes that even more than last year's 300 participants will turn up on the day.

"Although we would like to raise as much possible, people can just turn up, pay on the day and simply walk for fun.

"The course is looking great and all set for a smashing day."

To enter the walk that starts between 8.30am and 10.30am go to www.welwynhatfieldrotarywalk.org.uk


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