Pub-to-pub walk for Macmillan anniversary

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A GROUP of fundraisers will don their walking boots to trek 100km across Hampshire in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

The White Horse Walk will take place at the end of May and will see people walk to three pubs in the area – all named The White Horse.

The group will walk the 62.5 miles from The White Horse in Westbourne to the pub in Bishop’s Waltham and on to the final pub in Priors Dean, before returning to Westbourne at the end of the trip.

It is the second walk to take place following the success of last year, which saw 40 people walking to raise almost £5,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Organiser Steve Hughes, 56, from Waltham Chase, said: ‘It was such a success last year. So it’s all happening again.

‘What’s particularly special about this year is that it’s Macmillan’s 100-year anniversary so this will be part of the celebration.’

People will walk over the bank holiday weekend from May 28 until May 30.

They will stop and camp overnight at the pubs, where they will be supplied with food, drink and other supplies.

‘It’s just going to be cracking fun,’ added Steve.

‘We call it the biggest pub crawl in Hampshire.

‘People don’t have to do the whole thing, they can do one section. Anyone can do it if they have got enough determination.

‘It’s just about getting people to come out and have a bit of fun and have a go.

‘The aim is to get 100 people doing it, if we can, this year.’

Anyone interested in taking part this year must pay a £10 administration fee.

To find out more please visit justgiving.com/whw-2011 or call 01489 891500.