Volunteers wanted for Cross Bay Walk in aid of armed forces charity SSAFA

The armed forces charity is looking for people to cross Morecambe Bay and help raise precious pennies.

By Debbie Butler
Thursday, 2nd June 2022, 3:21 pm
Updated Thursday, 2nd June 2022, 3:53 pm

Led by Queen’s Guide to the Sands, Michael Wilson, the Cross Bay Walk takes place on June 11 with SSAFA, the armed forces charity, hoping people will join them and help raise funds for its work to continue in the north west.

Mother Nature makes sure that the event is never the same two years running.

The tides across the beautiful bay mean safely navigable paths change almost constantly, and that is why Michael’s expert knowledge is so vital to make the seven to eight mile walk, taking up to four hours, a pleasure.

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The Cross Bay Walk for the armed forces charity takes place on June 11.

The eagle-eyed may spot varied species of bird and mammal en route, from oystercatchers and redshanks, to curlews, dunlins, black-tailed godwits, and lots of knots.

Otters and seals too frequent the bay, and walkers might also espy the occasional red deer on the shore.

Participants’ well-behaved canine companions are welcome on the walk.

Fundraisers must pre-register for the walk and muster at 2pm at Arnside Promenade, with the walk beginning at 3pm.

Registration fees are £15 per adult, £10 per young person (11-16 years) and £5 per child (under 11 years).

All participants receive a free SSAFA T-shirt, and a minimum target of £50 per person is requested to allow SSAFA in the north west to continue its work for veterans, serving personnel, and their families as it has done for 137 years.

For more information, including details on how to register for this unique event, click here