Walkers are a ray of sunshine

Lakelands Hospice holds it's annual Sunset Walk at Rockingham Racetrack. Torrential rainstorms, thunder & lightening didn't stop the brave walkers from taking part.

Lakelands Hospice holds it's annual Sunset Walk at Rockingham Racetrack. Torrential rainstorms, thunder & lightening didn't stop the brave walkers from taking part.

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Torrential rain stopped just in time for the start of a charity walk to raise funds for Lakelands Hospice in Corby.

About 60 happy walkers set off to do 1.5-mile and 3.3-mile circuits of the track at Rockingham speedway on Wednesday night.

The rain didn’t stop them smiling and having fun and it’s hoped the annual Sunset Walk will raise £1,000 for the hospice in Butland Road.

Paul Marlow, the hospice’s community fundraiser, said: “I would like to thank everyone who came along and took part, despite the rain.

“Many of them were in fancy dress and they looked great.”

It was the fourth Sunset Walk, which has raised more than £10,000 for the charity.

Before the start there was a warm-up session with Debbie Deathridge, owner of the Fitness Factory gym and health club in Stuart Road, Corby.

Pinky Stobart, 26, was walking with her five-year-old daughter Kacey and friend Kerrin Tarr, 23, and all three were in fancy dress.

She said: “This is the first time we have taken part. Lakelands Hospice is a great charity and we wanted to support it.”

Jessie Lowe, who was walking with her friend Ann Henderson, said: “We’ve done the sunset walk every year to support the hospice. We’ve got our umbrellas to keep us dry.”

Both women wore outfits decorated with Union Jacks, carrying on the weekend’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Before setting off the walkers joined in a rousing chorus of Singing in the Rain.

View pictures from the sunset walk here