Sunny spring day brings strollers out in force – and it won’t be the last time

The Berkhamsted Walk winners and committee members

The Berkhamsted Walk winners and committee members

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Blessed with fantastic weather, the Berkhamsted Walk on May 8 has raised £8,448 for the Children’s Society.

Even more exciting, a successful appeal for more volunteers means the walk can now take place again next year.

The fundraising walk in the beautiful Chiltern countryside around the town is held every year in aid of The Chiildren’s Society, and has raised over £300,000 for the charity.

But the organisers feared this year’s walk could be the last, as both the walk organiser and the secretary were due to retire.

Now, following an appeal to loyal walkers, seven volunteers have either joined the committee or will help organise on the day.

The two walkers raising the most sponsorship at this year’s walk were Mark Sherfield, who walked the 12-mile route, collecting £325, and seven-year-old Monty Woodman and his family, who walked six miles and raised £442.

They each won a prize of £100 to spend in The Complete Outdoors, Bourne End.

Next year’s Berkhamsted Walk will take place on Sunday, May 14.