Harbour annual walk will raise cash for charity

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The fourth annual Charity Harbour Walk takes place this Sunday (June 8) in Eastbourne.

The five-kilometre walk around Sovereign Harbour is aimed at people of all ages including pets and kicks off at 11.30am with the walk getting underway at midday.

The starting point is in the car park behind Cineworld and organisers say everyone can enjoy a leisurely stroll around the Harbour.

Entrance is £5 with under 16s and dogs walking for free.

All proceeds will go to the Sovereign Harbour Community Association and Combat Stress, which recently celebrated its 95th anniversary helping UK veterans with psychological injuries rebuild their lives.

It is being organised by Sovereign Harbour Community Association and the Rotary Club of Sovereign Harbour.

Gordon Jenkins from the Rotary Club of Sovereign Harbour, said, “The aim of the walk, as always, is to try and raise money for charity and this year is no exception.

“This year we are raising money for two worthwhile charities. They are the wonderful Combat Stress which does a magnificent job for our armed forces and the other charity is the Sovereign Harbour Community Association which is raising funds for the very much needed community facilities here in the Harbour itself.

“The walk starts at midday so if people want to come along and register on the day and walk or just come along and support the walkers, we would love to see them.”

In previous years the walk has raised thousands of pounds for the Polegate based Children With Cancer Fund, Guide Dogs for the Blind and the military charity Help For Heroes.

Local drumming group, Stix Drummers, run by Chris Grace, one of the former founders of Pentacle Drummers, will be at the start of this year’s Harbour Walk, from 11.30am, to get participants in the mood.

They will be back at the finish, from 12.45pm, to welcome the walkers back to the Waterfront.