Trek around rugby pitch helps charity

CHEERS The start of the Walk4Dreams event
CHEERS The start of the Walk4Dreams event
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ACHING legs did not deter fundraisers as they walked around a rugby pitch for 12 hours on the trot.

Dozens of people took part in the Walk4Dreams event at Petersfield Rugby Club in Penns Place. It started at 9am and teams had to walk in a relay around the perimeter of the pitch until 9pm.

Volunteers from The Bereavement Counselling Charity, which covers Havant, East Hampshire and Portsmouth, were among the first walkers to start the day.

Clair Martyn and Mary Burner joined other charity walkers for the event, which is organised by Petersfield Round Table.

Kate Jeram and Suzy Carter took over the relay from Clair and Mary for the next hour, with other members arriving to take over during the day.

Rachel Swanton, one of the Bereavement Counselling Charity volunteers who organised the teams, said: ‘The Walk4Dreams was a well-organised event, which enabled different charities to raise money.

‘The organisers arranged for fun laps to be completed, for example, eating jelly with chop sticks while walking, fancy dress and walking backwards to mention just a few wacky entries.’