Five Valleys Walk enjoys superb weather
WALKERS stepped out for a favourite fundraising walk under fine blue skies.
The Five Valleys Walk raises thousands of pounds for the Stroud-based national charity the Meningitis Trust every year, and yesterday will be no exception once the sponsorship money is totted up.
With checkpoints in Nailsworth, Minchinhampton, Brimscombe, Eastcombe, Slad, Pitchcombe, Standish, Stonehouse and Dudbridge, many walkers covered the whole lot and got the full 21 miles under their belts.
However heroes come in all shapes and sizes, and youngsters and those not used to shorter distances took on smaller sections of the walk, then took advantage of the Stagecoach bus service between the checkpoints.
Gents, come in to Earl's & Co and enjoy a haircut and finish, glass of whisky and a shoeshine for £18.50
Terms: Later and earlier appointments available upon request
Contact: 01242 504887
Valid until: Tuesday, December 31 2013
The trust was founded after a deadly outbreak of the disease in the Stroud area in 1985.
It has gone on to become a major national charity but the Five Valleys Walk remains close to the hearts of many locally.
In April this year, another charity, Meningitis UK and Meningitis Trust merged, and the charity remains in Stroud.