Macmillan organise Watership Down walk
3 May 2009
Richard Adams signs his book before the walk begins
Richard Adams signs his book before the walk begins
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Abby Stevens  with Sir George at the beginning of the walk
Abby Stevens with Sir George at the beginning of the walk
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Macmillan Cancer Relief organised a Watership Down Walk at Ecchinswell to raise money for people affected by cancer in Hampshire and Berkshire.

"This is the third year of this popular event which offers a fantastic walk. They were lucky with the weather, and over 400 walkers with their dogs enjoyed fresh air, stunning views and a bit of exercise."

This area was the inspiration for Richard Adams’ book of the same name published in 1972, loved by generations of readers, and it includes part of the famous wayfarers’ walk. Walkers were offered three routes - 7.5, 10 or 12.5 miles.

"Richard Adams, who lives down the road in Whitchurch, kindly joined us again for the start, signing books before the off and offering some words of encouragement."

"Paul Morgan, Abby Stevens and Katie Blake were great organisers, and the walk was safe and efficiently run. They hope to raise in the region of £30,000 again. The funds raised will initially go into the general Macmillan pot, but will then be drawn on to fund projects such as the new Macmillan information point about to go live at the North Hants Hospital; it will also go to services such as the information centres in Portsmouth and Southampton, and the 100+ Macmillan professionals currently working in Hampshire."
 
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