The fifth annual Holy Island Forget Me Not walk has raised almost £1500 for blood cancer research - with sponsorship money still to come in.
Organised by the North Northumberland Fundraising Group for Leukaemia & Lymphoma research, the walk took place in fine conditions on Sunday, when 180 people came together to walk the five-mile route.
The event, which started as one for the local community, has now grown to be one which attracts people affected by blood cancer from all over the country. Walkers from as far afield as London, Wakefield, York and Middlesborough travelled to take part in this year’s event.
Helen Tait of the North Northumberland Group, which has raised over £50,000 for research into blood cancer to date, said: “For the fifth year running, we had exceptionally good weather, with 180 people coming together to walk around the stunning location of Holy Island. All the walkers seemed to have had a great time and the dogs definitely enjoyed themselves!
“A particular highlight this year was the number of families taking part, including those with young children, who walked the full five mile route.
She added: “We are indebted to Pam and Elliott Hill and marshals from Berwick Academy, Northumbrian Water, Lindisfarne Ltd and Michael Richardson for all their help and support - the walk would not have been possible without them.
“A huge thanks to all the walkers, particularly those who support us every year and to anyone that helped in any way to make the walk such a success again. We are already looking forward to the walk next year, which takes place on Sunday, September 28.”
The walk made £1415 on the day, with a further £215 realised through calendar sales, and there is more money to come in the form of sponsorship over the next few weeks.