‘Walk the Wall’ for Cancer Research UK

LOCAL fundraiser Anita Routley is challenging residents to ‘Walk to Wall’ to boost funds for Cancer Research UK. 

Uplyme resident Anita is treasurer of the Lyme Regis branch of Cancer Research UK, which has had to cancel most of its fundraising events this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Anita is hoping to raise some much-needed funds for the charity, by walking the seawall of Lyme Regis 20 times, and is challenging others to do the same.

The seawall in Lyme Regis is three quarters of a mile long from the end of the new Church Cliff defences to the barrier near to The Harbour Inn.

Anita, a keen walker herself, commented: “My challenge to you all is to walk the length of it 20 times and for each length you walk put aside £1, after 20 lengths the £20 you have put aside is to be donated to Cancer Research UK.

“This does not have to be done all in one go, you can spread it over a longer period, whatever suits your busy lives. There are 10 weeks left to the end of the year so you could do just 2 lengths a week and still finish in 2020.

“If just 10 people join in we will raise £200, 25 people will raise £500 and 50 would raise £1000.

“Unfortunately we cannot do this as a group event all together but there is nothing to stop us from doing it individually or with a friend so please join in with this challenge.”

This will be Anita’s second fundraising challenge since lockdown was first implemented. Earlier this year, she completed a 24-hour virtual games marathon, playing board games and cards throughout the day and night with friends from across the world, which raised £600.

Donations can be made online via Anita’s Facebook fundraising page or put in an envelope and left at Lyme Regis Post Office, where she works, marked ‘Cancer Research UK for the attention of Anita’. Those taking part could also seek their own sponsorship for the walk.

LymeOnline is getting behind the ‘Walk the Wall’ fundraiser with our staff planning to take part themselves. Editor Francesca Evans will be completing her 20 lengths over the mornings of October 24 and 25 so please stop to say hello, pop a £1 in her collection tin or join her for a length or two! You can also sponsor Francesca via her Facebook fundraising page.

Readers who complete the 20-length challenge are also encouraged to send in pictures of them taking part to feature in the LymeOnline newspaper – send your photos to francesca@lyme-online.co.uk

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