RSPCA Lancashire East Branch

RSPCA Lancashire East Branch

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100 Mile Walk Challenge

100 Mile Walk Challenge!

Over 7 gruelling August days, our branch manager Ken Harrison and branch secretary Wendy Taylor walked an incredible 100 miles to raise funds for the animal centre, and both finished very tired, achey and in need of their own beds for the night – but without a single blister between them!

They set off on Sunday the 14th of August from Grassington near Skipton and covered an average 15 miles per day until they reached the glorious Robin Hoods Bay in North Yorkshire and the finishing line!

The weather was a mixture of rain and hot sunshine throughout the week which was perfect conditions for a long distance walk. Ken and Wendy marched over several massive hills throughout the remote countryside near Ripon, Thirsk and Pickering until eventually reaching Robin Hoods Bay on the coast between Scarborough and Whitby.

Almost 6 months of planning went into the walk, working out the logistics of where to sleep, eat, stop for breaks and most importantly where to have a refreshing drink after each days efforts!

The pair were given massive support from Wendys husband Nigel Taylor, who provided their back up support and even paid for the accommodation so that the walk could go ahead! Thanks very much Nigel - Ken and Wendy would have really struggled without your excellent support and encouragement.

This sponsored walk heading east is one of two 100 mile walks starting at Grassington, you are exactly 100 miles from the east and west coast at this starting point. The fundraising target was £2,000 and everybody is delighted that this was achieved! Ken and Wendy raised an astonishing £2,027 for the animals in our care at Altham Animal Centre.

What a fantastic achievement guys. Well Done! We won’t ask if you are doing the Grassington to west coast next year just yet….

Massive thanks to Ken and Wendy and Nigel. And of course, thanks to all of the people who sponsored them! Here is a list of all who helped make this such a fantastic fundraiser!


AR Ullman - Ullman International

Ailsa Brown

Alan Horner

Alan Woods

Andrew Ullman

Andrew Warburton -Lower Buck, Waddington

Andrew - Waddington Arms

Angela Bowe

Ann Partington

Ann Smith

Anne Corbishley

Barbara Felber - Prestigious Textiles      

Barbara Lee                          

Beth Clements  - RSPCA

Brenda Tointon            

Brian Berry

C Cheetham

C Dobs

C Jackson

Carla Kenyon

Carol Hill

Carol & Derek Fielding

Cheryl & Trevor Hatch - Melt

Christine - Clitheroe

D Norris

David Canovan - Romo Fabrics

David Ingham   -West Bradford

Debbie Moore

Debra Stevenson

Dee - Waddington

Douglas Bann

Edward W

Elaine Stunden

Elv (AKA Robert) Prestney, Colne

Frank Ireland - Waddington

Gary Beattie

Gary Speak - Pierce CA Ltd

George Allen

Georgina Haworth - Waddington

Gill & Ron - Moorlands Hotel, Levisham

Gordon & Ann Smith

Hayley McAfee - Romo Fabrics

Helen Capstick

Ian Dixon

J Wilkinson

Jacqui Lonsdale

James Warburton - Emporia Leisure

Jamie Meyler

Jane - Inn at Hawnby

Jay Kerr

Jean Ratcliffe

Jennie Cobban

Jenny Sutton

Jenny Taylor

Jeremy Todd

Joanne McEwan

John Kenyon

John Richardson & Sky the dog

Jonnie Clarkson - Clitheroe

Joyce Laycock

Joyce Taylor

Katherine Bennett

Kathy Skinner

Ken Harrison

L Brookes

Lawrie Briggs

Linda - Burnley

Liz Chapman

Liz Eccles

L Riggs

L Mortimer

LJ Wilkinson

Lorraine Boyd

Lyn Keane

M Davey

M Taylor

Margaret - Clitheroe

Marnie - Clitheroe

Mary Greenwood

Maylean & Co

Mike Hogg - RSPCA

Mrs Haworth - Waddington

M S Ingham

Nicola Hoyle

Nigel Jonwood

Nikki Read

P Rothwell

Peter Bentley - West Bradford

Peter Warburton - Waddington

Phil Snape

Pierce CA Ltd


S Williams

S Young

Sheila Kilner

Stephen Rimmer

Steve Brooks

Sue Bulcock

Sue McEvoy

Terry Crabtree

Tom Codling

Trevor Grimes

Trish Burnley

V Beck

Y Simms

Yvonne Hacking

RSPCA Lancashire East Branch
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