Approximately a dozen families turned up on Easter Monday to take part in our “Hike for Haiti” fundraising event.  This was an idea of our Explorer Scouts.  The group of around 45 people representing families from all Sections enjoyed a walk taking in the Rossendale scenery raising money for the Haiti disaster appeal.
The walk started from our headquarters and took in the playing fields around Marl Pits sports centre, Myrtle Earth Farm, Far Height Side Woods (the muddy bit!), St. Peters Road, Dark Lane, Top Barn Lane and the Bridle Way alongside Bacup Road before returning to the HQ.

The two and a half mile walk took about an hour and a quarter to complete and whilst some of the adults and older children would have been able to walk further, it was far enough for some of the younger children.

On the return everyone enjoyed toasted Hot Cross Buns and drinks whilst the youngsters took part in an Easter Egg Hunt.

The event raised just over £60 for the Haiti appeal – thank you to all that attended.  A special thank you should be given to local “rambler” Walter Waide who worked with the Explorers in planning the route and led the walk on the day.

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