Stepping out for charity raises £1k

Taking a breather under stormy skies at the De La Warr Pavilion SUS-161210-134532001
Taking a breather under stormy skies at the De La Warr Pavilion SUS-161210-134532001

Staff from the De La Warr Pavilion tied the laces on their walking boots to stride out across the stunning Coastal Culture Trail and raised over £1,000 for charity.

The 25 mile Coastal Culture Trail connects three award winning galleries; Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, and the Jerwood Gallery, Hastings.

Staff from the De La Warr Pavilion who walked the 17 mile Coastal Culture Trail to raise funds for Altzheimer's SUS-161210-134548001

Staff from the De La Warr Pavilion who walked the 17 mile Coastal Culture Trail to raise funds for Altzheimer's SUS-161210-134548001

The trail, which covers a variety of terrain from pebbles to rolling countryside, is traffic free with the exception of a small residential road in the village of Beachlands. It can also be travelled by cycle or train.

On Sunday October 9, staff from the De La Warr Pavilion (DLWP) got together to walk the trail, stopping for refreshments at the DLWP along the way.

Sally Ann Lycett Director of External Relations at the DLWP said it was a great day out that resulted in raising over £1000 for the Alzheimer’s Society. “The DLWP is a dementia-friendly place and part of the Coastal Culture Trail, “ she said.

“A group of us decided to walk the Trail and raise money for this fantastic charity that does so much for people living with the dementia.

“We walked 17 miles in six and a half hours and were lucky enough to have perfect autumn weather.

“We saw seals at Sovereign Harbour, were plied with drinks and cake at Herbrand Walk and stopped off at Electro Studios to see an exhibition on the way.”

The link to donate this fundraiser is still open on justgiving.com. Search for The Coastal Culture Trail Memory Walk.

For further information on the Coastal Culture Trail visit the website at: http://coastalculturetrail.com/