Tonbridge Walk

Walkers Raise Thousands For CharityThanks to Tonbridge Lions Club

On a bright and sunny day in May more than one hundred walkers took part in the Tonbridge Lions 35th Annual Charity Walk, raising thousands of pounds for their chosen charities. Participants signed up for either a five-mile or ten-mile walk, starting and ending at Shipbourne Village Hall.

Tonbridge Lions Club planned and marshalled the event, and supporters of other charities obtained sponsorship and enjoyed the walking. Current estimates indicate that in excess of £5,300 was raised by those who took part in the popular event.
At the finish walkers had their sponsor forms officially “stamped” to show that they had completed the walk and James Lark, President of Tonbridge Lions Club, and his wife Jill, presented each walker with a certificate.
Lion’s event chairman, Pete Davis, said: “We are extremely pleased with the way the day went, the weather was good and it was great to see so many taking part, raising money for their chosen charities and enjoying our wonderful countryside.”
Many charities benefitted including The Bridge Trust, The Counselling Centre, Kent West Dyslexic Association, Age UK, Hospice in the Weald and Compaid. Others walked in aid of local bowls clubs, the Scouts’ band and Tonbridge Army Cadets. Ten of the Lions member’s ladies and friends also walked and raised over £100 in aid of Leybourne Grange Riding Centre for the Disabled.

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