Welwyn Hatfield Rotary Walk, a ‘success’

FANCY dress added an extra carnival feel to this year’s Rotary Walk.

Around 300 people turned up, and completed either the 11-mile walk or the slightly shorter five-and-a-half mile stroll through Times Territory, including a few rather unusual and colourful characters.

The event, which was held on Sunday and started and finished at the Campus West car park, in WGC, is expected to raise between �15,000 to �20,000 for the various charities selected by participants (with 25 per cent of each person’s funds going to causes supported by the Rotary Clubs of Hatfield and WGC).

Dr John Perren, chairman of the organising committee, said various parts of the route had been improved, making the trek less muddy and even more enjoyable.

He added: “This year has been another success.

“Many thanks to all the people that made it happen and to all those on the walk who made it so special.

“Additionally, many thanks to all our sponsors, especially the WHT, for their unwavering support.

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“We hope walkers enjoyed their day and will join us again next year, when it will be held on Sunday, May 8.”

Among the walkers again this year, having walked in every one from the event’s launch, was WHT editor Terry Mitchinson.

He was raising money this time for the Herts Air Ambulance Appeal.

He said: “There’s still time to support me and the air ambulance, the more cash the better for such a worthy cause.

“Once again the walk was a great success and people weren’t put off by the dull weather, something we’re not used to as we’re normally blessed with lovely sunshine.

“I’d like to add my thanks to the rotary clubs, the walk organisers and all who took part.”

Call 01707 327551 if you want to add to Terry’s sponsorship.

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