Glow walk a success in Lowestoft

Glow walk a success in Lowestoft

Oct 21, 2014
Lowestoft Seafront was aglow on Saturday night (18 October) as families came out in force and raised over £5,000 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).

A record number of families took part in the third EACH Glow Walk, with over 180 children taking part and approximately 350 walkers in total. The walk started and finished at the Claremont Pier and followed a route along the seafront. 

The Beach Bunny and Woody Bear lead the way along the seafront with the walkers in their glowing head boppers and fancy dress following behind. The Lowestoft Players entertained everybody during the evening and there was also an option to have a photo taken with a fire engine and the ‘Speed McQueen’ car from Lancaster Toyota in Ipswich. 

Gemma Smith, EACH Suffolk fundraiser, said: “It was a fantastic evening, the weather was really kind to us and it was great to see even more people taking part this year – the event is growing year on year.”
“We’re so grateful to David Scott and all the staff from the Claremont Pier who gave us incredible support on the night – from the use of Rollers for the event, including the option for walkers to roller skate afterwards, to the use of Nemos café to give walkers a hot chocolate after completing the walk.” 

“I’d also like to thank Beach FM for helping to promote the event, everyone who participated and helped on the night, including Suffolk Fire and Rescue, Pleasurewood Hills, the Lowestoft Players, Tescos and all the volunteers who kindly gave up their time.”

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  • I didn’t realise hope was a gift until I became a mum. My little boy taught me many things and that was one of them Claire, Jacob’s mum
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