A Chorleywood walking group has raised thousands of pounds ahead of their charity hike in two months’ time.
Members of the Chorleywood Striders will be tackling the Thames Path Mighty Hike half marathon on July 16. Participants will walk the winding Thames Path from Windsor Racecourse to Cookham, along the banks of the most iconic river in England.
The event, hosted by Macmillan Cancer Support, is one of 12 hiking trails that people can attempt throughout the summer while fundraising for the charity.
The Striders said: “At Chorleywood Striders, we’ve done a few long walks in our time. But this one will be special, because besides having a beautiful walk, we will be supporting a great charity.
“So please support Rik Edwards, Shamoon Karimjee, Gordon Pell, Malcolm Green, Edwina Biucchi, Jane Tozer, Nigel Lanning, Dave Rapp, Helen Lynes, Andrew York, Dave Carter and Alan and Elena McBride in our epic half-marathon quest.”
The Chorleywood Striders was formed 13 years ago at the inception of the Chorleywood u3a group. Jane Tozer, also a member of the u3a’s politics, philosophy and history groups, has already raised more than £1,300. Collectively, the team has raised almost £6,500.
Jane said: “I sent out the information to a lot of people and they have been very generous in their support, which has been great. I know from personal experience with a friend that Macmillan does an absolutely great job providing cancer care.
“I was very happy to join the team and am excited [for the hike]. We just hope to have good weather of course, but we’ll do it as it’s such a great cause.”
To support the Striders’ fundraiser, visit www.justgiving.com/team/chorleywoodu3astriders
If interested in taking on one of Macmillan’s hikes, visit mightyhikes.macmillan.org.uk/choose-a-hike