Walkers go the extra mile for charity

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A group of walkers has raised money for a heart charity.

East Carlton Health Walking Group raised money for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) by having a Red walk.

The group meet every Monday and Wednesday at 11am in East Carlton Park and every February they show their support for the BHF by wearing something red on their walk.

Fifty walkers supported the event and raised more than £100 for the charity.

The park’s cafe also raised money for the charity by selling heart-shaped Valentine messages.

Alan Potter said: “We have raised money for the British Heart Foundation because we are a health walking group and many of our members have heart issues, and have used our walks to regain and maintain their health. We hope the money we raise will help to save lives and support the BHF’s campaign against heart disease - the UK’s biggest killer.”

Wendy Cameron, Corby shop manager, for the British Heart Foundation, who helped with the event, said: “Heart disease can affect anyone, young, old, male or female – it doesn’t discriminate. We all know someone who has been affected by heart disease.

“We really appreciate the huge effort that people put into raising funds for the charity to enable us to continue our life saving work.”

If you would like to raise BHF funds or help call Wendy Cameron on 01536 269838

For details of the East Carlton Walking Group contact Noel Rogers on 01563 771837 or email noel.rogers.286@gmail.com