A village field day has been given a welcome boost after 25 hardy residents put their best feet forward to complete a 22 mile sponsored walk.
The Grimsargh residents also braved a dismal, rainy day to complete the walk in aid of field day 2105 - on Saturday, June 27 - and in doing so raised raised £1,500.
A field day spokesperson said: “The group assembled on Grimsargh Club car park at 6.30am, bleary eyed but determined to complete the 22-mile walk from Rivington Pike to Grimsargh.... and having been transported to a remote car park, somewhere near Rivington Pike, the intrepid ramblers embarked on their marathon walk.”
Following a route devised by Simon Eason the spokesperson continued: “At approximately 4pm Sam Rhodes, one of the youngest walkers, made his triumphal entry into Grimsargh Club, closely followed by the rest of the walkers. They were cheered on by friends and family who had gathered at the club to offer encouragement and support.”
Field day chairman Keith Middlebrough thanked former chair, Nicky Baylis for organising a delicious buffet at the club and Mark Johnson for organising mid-walk refreshments.
But the biggest vote of thanks went to Simon for organising the walk and everyone was delighted when he announced they had raised £1,500 for field day, the spokesperson adding: “A welcome boost for field day funds. The walkers had all safely returned and while there were a few sore feet, everyone agreed it had been a brilliant day.”