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Along the Edge with Gromit raises £7450!...

97 intrepid walkers took part in Chipping Sodbury Rotary Club's 17th annual ‘Along the Edge with Gromit' sponsored walk on Sunday 8th September. The Rotary Club teamed up with Aardman's popular character Gromit to raise money for worthwhile causes with 50% of the monies raised donated to ‘The Grand Appeal' providing much needed funds for Bristol Children's Hospital. Walkers donated the remaining 50% to their own chosen charity.

The walk started and finished in the garden of the Beaufort Arms at Hawkesbury Upton and participants were welcomed by a 5ft statue of a decorated Gromit called Harmony.

‘The day went well, helped by the rain holding off until mid-afternoon and I would like to say a big thank you to all the Rotarians and friends who helped to make this event a notable success, especially with the younger folk' commented Rotary President Chris Hills.

A cheque for £7540 was presented this week to Sarah Vipond one of the fund raising team of ‘The Grand Appeal'. The sum donated included £2400 raised by the walkers who took part and £5050 raised by fund raising activities organized by Mark Steeds at the Beaufort Arms.

Rotarians John Wells and Barry Riley together with Mark Steeds present a cheque to Sarah Vipond
at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

 

 

 

 

Along the Edge Online: www.chippingsodbury.rotaryweb.org

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Photograph attached: Rotarians John Wells and Barry Riley together with Mark Steeds present a cheque to Sarah Vipond
at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

Source:Rotary Club of Chipping Sodbury 

 

 

 

 

 

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