Walkers in Essex village stride out and raise £600

PUBLISHED: 12:10 04 October 2009 | UPDATED: 21:55 31 May 2010

Anne Gibson and walkers at the Fighting Cocks in Wendens Ambo Picture: AWN_270909_Gibson

Anne Gibson and walkers at the Fighting Cocks in Wendens Ambo Picture: AWN_270909_Gibson

A MEMORIAL walk, which was enjoyed by people aged eight to 80, has raised about £600 for a hospice. More than 40 people took part in the David Gibson Memorial Walk which departed the Fighting Cocks pub, Wendens Ambo, at 11am last Sunday. The walk is an an

A MEMORIAL walk, which was enjoyed by people aged eight to 80, has raised about £600 for a hospice.

More than 40 people took part in the David Gibson Memorial Walk which departed the Fighting Cocks pub, Wendens Ambo, at 11am last Sunday.

The walk is an annual event and raises money for the Arthur Rank Hospice in Cambridge.

Organiser Anne Gibson, whose husband David died of cancer four years ago, said: "It was a wonderful day and once again we had great support for the event - I want to thank everyone who helped to make it happen.

"We had three different walks of different lengths that people could choose from and we even had a couple in their 80s who did the shorter route."

The walk was organised by Anne with help from her daughter Julie and her son-in-law Rudd.

David Gibson was a regular at the Fighting Cocks and the pub has supported the fundraising memorial walk since it started. To date the event has raised almost £2000 for the hospice which provided care for David and his family.

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