Rock legend to open Welwyn Hatfield charity event

PUBLISHED: 14:04 26 April 2018 | UPDATED: 14:33 26 April 2018

Marty Wilde. Picture: Supplied.

Marty Wilde. Picture: Supplied.


The annual Rotary Welwyn Hatfield Walk is returning this weekend and is being opened by a British rock legend.

Walk patron, rock star Marty Wilde, MBE, of Tewin, and deputy borough mayor Barbara Fitzsimon, will officially start the event. Marty was among the first generation of British pop stars to emulate American rock and roll, and is the father of pop singers Ricky, Kim and Roxanne Wilde.

The walk kicks off at 9am from the Campus West car park in WGC this Sunday.

Organised by the rotary clubs of WGC and Hatfield it has two routes, one of 11 miles and the other 6.5, taking in attractive countryside and woodlands around the town.

There is also a 3km walk for accompanied youngsters and people with disabilities.

Fun runners are also welcome and entrants can turn up on the day.

The walk raises money for a number of charities including Carers in Hertfordshire.

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