Hundreds take part in cross bay walk for Galloway’s Society

Galloway's Morecambe Bay Walk
Galloway's Morecambe Bay Walk

More than 800 people put their best foot forward to cross Morecambe Bay Sands in support of Galloway’s Society for the Blind, led by Queen’s Guide, Cedric Robinson MBE.

Local sight loss charity Galloway’s hosted two walks and people flocked from all over the county to join them.

Galloway's Morecambe Bay Walk

Galloway's Morecambe Bay Walk

Anna Scott, fundraiser for Galloway’s, said: “To see all those people in the middle of Morecambe Bay supporting our work with local blind and partially sighted people was amazing.

“We had a wonderful weekend. Saturday had glorious sunshine and Sunday was extremely grey and wet, but there were plenty of smiles over both days.”

The event was supported by architect firm FWP, 
who are helping with the design of the charity’s new building on Victoria Street, Investment Banking company Brown Shipley and Stagecoach.

The Midland Hotel and 
local businesswoman Frances
Whittaker also donated a range of items for the walkers’ goody bags.

One of their younger walkers, Kian Fishwick aged eight, said: “My favourite part was the river crossing when the water went up to my hips.

“I’ve been asking all my friends and family to sponsor me and so far I’ve raised £60 for Galloway’s.”