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£4k raised for Stoke-on-Trent charities by Lord Mayor's walk

Thursday, May 4th, 2017 12:23pm

Over £4,000 has been raised for charity by hundreds of people who took part in sponsored walk through Stoke-on-Trent.

Lord Mayor Councillor Anthony Munday organised the event on April 23 to raise money for the Macari Foundation, Sir Stanley Matthews Foundation and North Staffordshire Heart Foundation.

He was joined on the route – which started at Northwood Stadium and took in greenways, canals, historic pottery factories and other iconic landmarks – by celebrities and famous faces including strongman Eddie Hall, comedian Nick Hancock, actress Rachel Shenton and Port Vale legend John Rudge.

In total 230 people took part in the walk.

Cllr Munday said: “I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part on the day and made the event such a big success, and everyone who kindly donated money towards three very worthy causes.

"The turnout was fantastic and thankfully we got lucky with the weather, giving everyone the perfect opportunity to see our brilliant countryside and parks which make us one of the greenest cities in the country.

“As well as being a charity fundraiser, this was also a walk to support our UK City of Culture 2021 bid which has now been submitted to the Government and I’m very confident we will be successful.”

 

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