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Bury St Edmunds: Theatre Royal fundraisers are welcomed back after going on 78 mile walk

14:57 31 March 2014

Intrepid walkers stepping out for the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds, raising funds by taking part in a stage by stage trek from the Globe Theatre in London.
The final stage from Clare took place on Sunday
Organiser Derek Blake, left with walkers that covered the whole 78 miles - Tony Kelly, Mark Wheeler, Jim Keohane, Simon Spence, Dawn Roberts and Polly Turner

Intrepid walkers stepping out for the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds, raising funds by taking part in a stage by stage trek from the Globe Theatre in London. The final stage from Clare took place on Sunday Organiser Derek Blake, left with walkers that covered the whole 78 miles - Tony Kelly, Mark Wheeler, Jim Keohane, Simon Spence, Dawn Roberts and Polly Turner

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Thousands of pounds have been raised for a theatre after a group walked from London to Bury St Edmunds.

The 78-mile walk was 
undertaken between Friday and Sunday to raise money for the Theatre Royal in Bury.

Beginning from the capital’s Globe Theatre, the Stage to Stage trek, set the target of raising £10,000.

Although the total amount is not yet known, one of the hikers, Polly Turner, raised more than £1,500 herself.

Yesterday the group arrived back at the theatre and were greeted by its staff as well as family and friends.

The theatre, which attracts some 90,000 visitors annually, needs at least £190,000 a year to keep it open.

Supporters of the playhouse were encouraged to take part in the final two legs of the trek from Clare to Whepstead or Whepstead to the Theatre Royal.

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