Walkers in Monmouth are being urged by the Mayor of Monmouth Town Council, Graham Pritchard to put their best foot forward in support of his chosen charities. In what will be the final fundraising event during his year in office, Councillor Pritchard has teamed up with Monmouth Walkers Are Welcome to set up a sponsored walk on Saturday 23rd April.
The walk, which will start from Shire Hall at 9.30am, will be 9 miles over flat ground following the River Wye up to Biblins Bridge (where there will be a lunch break) and returning to Monmouth on the other side of the river. It should take around 5 hours to complete and those wishing to take part can pick up sponsorship forms from the British Heart Foundation shop in Monnow Street and the Tourist Information Point at Shire Hall.
Councillor Pritchard said: ‘This has been a very rewarding year in terms of fundraising for these important local charities. I have been delighted at the response from the people of Monmouth and would urge them to join in with this final push. It is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy our beautiful countryside and support worthy causes.’
Chair of Monmouth Walkers Are Welcome, Brian Ramsey, said: “We were approached by the Mayor and we agreed that this would be an ideal opportunity to assist Monmouth Town Council, which has been very supportive of our group, whilst also helping to fundraise for local charities. Our walks are always supported by trained walk leaders and first aiders and we hope to see some new faces on this walk. We encourage walkers to bring their dogs with them and ask that they ensure that they remain under control, especially when there is livestock present.”