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Walk the Waterfront challenge - success! PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 14 April 2017 09:56

banner by cobdenThe first Southampton Walk the Waterfront challenge was completed on Sunday (April 9), with two walkers – myself, Clare Diaper, and Joey Jones – completing the full walk, and with many others joining in at various points along the way.


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The weather was glorious and the walkers enjoyed rest stops at a pop up cafe in a friend's garden in Bitterne Manor, picnic lunch at Shamrock Quay, ice-creams at Mettricks and a well deserved drink at The Butcher's Hook.


Friends from October Books, Southampton Scrapstore and Transition Southampton started walking around 8am from Weston Shore to Wharf Park, with a short train ride from Southampton Central to Redbridge and then back to Swaythling to walk the last section of the Itchen through Riverside Park to Cobden Bridge.

Many new friends were made along the way and there's already talk of doing it all again next year. Thank you to all who contributed and participated.

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The walk was undertaken to raise awareness of our waterfront and to raise funds for some of Southampton's best loved organisations. You can still contribute to the campaign at Clare Diaper's Just Giving page (all funds will be split between the Art House, October Books, Southampton Scrapstore and Transition Southampton) or pop in to any of the participating organisations.  For more pictures of the day see the Facebook event page or Transition Southampton website.

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Photos: thanks to Liz Batten, Clare Diaper, Chris Townsend, Louise Owen and Wendy Waghorn

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