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Second 2019 coast path walk raises over £3,500

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The second CHICKS Cornish Coast Path Walk of the year took place last weekend (12-13 October), raising over £3,500 (and counting!) to enable more children and young people living in difficult circumstances in the UK to attend a CHICKS break.

For the first time in its eight-year history, the flagship event was organised for a second time in 2019 due to overwhelming demand for the original walk in May. The route covered nearly 25 miles of picturesque Cornish coastline, starting in East Portholland and ending in the village of Par, near the CHICKS Coastal Retreat in Tywardreath.

CHICKS Regional Fundraiser Mick Ryan, who has organised the Cornish Coast Path Walk every year since its inception, said after the event: "We were extremely lucky with the weather over the weekend for our walk. However, the conditions underfoot were the worst we've experienced in the eight years since I started the event, because of the recent rain we've had! All the walkers should be very proud of themselves."

Walkers were also treated to a stay at the CHICKS Coastal Retreat, including an evening meal on Saturday and cooked breakfasts. Mick added: "I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who walked the route, Dave Rendle for being the support vehicle driver, Jan and our team of volunteers who cooked the evening meal, and the many organisations who gave us various donations including money, food and parking."

The team of 16 walkers are hoping to raise over £4,000 in online and offline donations to help children and young people in the UK to attend a CHICKS respite break. You can help them reach this target by contributing to their online campaign here.

CHICKS Coast Path walkers having lunch

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