Go­ing that ex­tra mile

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Helping Others -

Walk­ers from Ash­ford were go­ing for gold on Sun­day at the 21st An­niver­sary KM Char­ity Walk.

Three hun­dred peo­ple took part, rais­ing £17,000 for 31 good causes across the county.

Char­i­ties get­ting a wel­come fund­ing boost in­cluded MIND, Pil­grims Hospice, Parkin­son’s UK, Macmil­lan Cancer Sup­port, and the Royal Bri­tish Le­gion Poppy Ap­peal.

Friends, fam­i­lies, ram­bling groups and busi­ness teams from across the county took part for their favourite char­i­ties.

The an­nual event was backed by head­line sup­port­ers Spec- savers Op­ti­cians, and key part­ners Be­nen­den Hos­pi­tal Trust, Maidstone Ram­blers, Gul­lands So­lic­i­tors, Cotswold Out­door and Aud­ley.

The event was held at Mote House in Maidstone with ram­blers able to en­joy a gar­den party with a bar­be­cue and live mu­sic in the grounds fol­low­ing the event.

Event man­ager So­phie Wal­lace, of the KM Char­ity Team, said: “The 21st An­niver­sary KM Char­ity Walk was a huge suc­cess, at­tract­ing so many peo­ple from all ar­eas of Kent.”

Pic­ture: Si­mon Dolby FM4400112

Car­men Danielz, Sarah Janes-Beaney, An­abela Danielz and Bianca Masters, of Be­nen­den Hos­pi­tal Trust

Pic­ture: Si­mon Dolby FM4400107

Colin, Han­nah and Teresa Smith, from Ash­ford, walked for the Air Am­bu­lance

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