Fund-raisers put best foot forward

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FUND-RAISERS at a charity walk have smashed last year’s fund-raising effort.

Nearly 100 walkers and runners took on the Bury Challenge Walk from Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club on Sunday.

Participants travelled as far as Cockfield, with routes ranging from 10k to 42k.

Catherine Buchanan, organiser, said the event had three aims.

“First of all, it’s for people who want to walk and run the countryside route, second it is to bring people to Bury St Edmunds and thirdly it is for a number of really good causes,” she said.

Those charities include the Royal British Legion, the RAF Benevolent Fund, the Soldiers’ Charity and the East Anglian Regiment Benevolent Fund.

This year’s event is expected to raise close to £1,000 – eclipsing last year’s figure of £600.