Big turn out for charity walk

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More than 100 people joined in a 10k walk around Irchester Country Park today (Sunday April 14) in a bid to raise cash for a children’s charity.

The walk was organised by devotees at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir temple, Mill Road, Wellingborough, who hold an annual event to fundraise for charity.

One of the organisers, and a volunteer, Bipin Patel said he was delighted with the turn out.

He said: ”It’s lovely weather today and we have people of all ages walking with us, which is great to see.

“Every year at BAPS we chose a different charity to support and fundraise for. This year we have chosen two, the KIDS charity and a local charity based in Northampton called KidsAid.

“We have chosen them for the great work they do by helping young people. It’s good to think that we are enjoying the walk in the nice weather and we are raising money for a good cause too.”

The large group of walkers set off at around 1pm and completed 10 one kilometre circuits around the country park.

Fundraiser Neelam Katwa, 34, Chester Road, Wellingborough, said she was enjoying the work, and enjoyed the joint effort.

She said:”It’s great weather and it’s nice to be able to bring along my daughter and my friend’s daughter and have a lovely work, while raising money for charity.”

Bipin Patel said he hoped the 10k walk will raise as much money as possible for the charities.

If you wish to donate towards the fundraising effort visit www.bapscharities.org.