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Ram­blers raise char­ity funds

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Enjoying The -

Amelia Breck­en­ridge, two, has her face painted as a but­ter­fly Mark Carty, coun­cil di­rec­tor, Mayor of Ash­ford Geral­dine Dyer, Bill Brett, chair­man of the Brett Group which owns the land and dug out the lakes, and brother James Brett and Gerry Clark­son, leader of Ash­ford Bor­ough Coun­cil Walk­ers raised around £10,000 for char­ity at the an­nual Ro­tary Ram­ble.

The walk was or­gan­ised by Ash­ford Ro­tary Club and has been go­ing for over 20 years.

More than 200 walk­ers set off from Wye vil­lage hall on Sun­day.

One of the or­gan­is­ers, Co­lette O’Sul­li­van, said: “It was very suc­cess­ful with the rain al­most hold­ing off un­til the end.

“From dis­cus­sions with the walk­ers, we cal­cu­late that over £10,000 was raised for the var­i­ous char­i­ties.”

Among those tak­ing part was the Mayor of Ash­ford, Cllr Geral­dine Dyer, who was part of the team from Tesco at Park Farm. They raised more than £315 for Pil­grims Hos­pice and Find A Voice, the Mayor’s char­i­ties.

Other or­gan­i­sa­tions ben­e­fit­ing from the ram­ble in­cluded the MS Cen­tre Can­ter­bury, Home Start, Sa­mar­i­tans, Can­cer Re­search, Parkin­son’s, Chil­dren’s Trust, Sur­vivors of Be­reave­ment by Sui­cide and Wye Vil­lage Hall re­de­vel­op­ment fund.

Groups from Bar­clays Bank, the mi­cro­bi­ol­ogy unit at the Wil­liam Har­vey Hos­pi­tal and the Nor­ton Knatch­bull School were among the walk­ers.

The Mayor of Ash­ford, Cllr Geral­dine Dyer, cen­tre, and mem­bers of the team from Tesco at Park Farm who took part in the Ash­ford Ro­tary Club’s an­nual char­ity walk

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The ca­noeists head to the wa­ter

May­oress Geral­dine Dyer with the hall for the char­ity ram­ble

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