Gallery: Fundraisers step out for Orwell Walk

FOR more than 30 years the Orwell Walk has been one of the biggest charity fundraisers in the area.

Colin Adwent

FOR more than 30 years the Orwell Walk has been one of the biggest charity fundraisers in the area.

This year's event, which was held yesterday in hot and humid conditions at Amberfield School, has once again done its bit to boost the coffers of so many good causes.

Organisers The Rotary Club of Ipswich East believe it will raise more than �50,000.

Rotarian Steve Flory said: “The weather has been fantastic and that's made a difference. Last year we had to postpone the walk because of bad weather and move it to September.

“We've had people walking from three to 25 miles and everybody has had a fantastic time. It's been great.

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“The biggest benefit is the fact people can walk for any charity they want. People will turn up with a group of six and they will all be walking for a different charity.

“There have been hundreds, hundreds and hundreds of people taking part through the day.”

Yesterday's fine weather is set to continue.

Evening Star weatherman Ken Blowers said: “It was one of the hottest days so far this year at 76F (24C) in Ipswich. The 60-year average for June is 66F (19C).

“The British Isles is bathed in hot air, with very warm to hot, humid weather due over the coming few days.”

Mr Blowers added there is a chance of heavy thunderstorms, which are likely later in the week.

For more pictures of the Orwell Walk see tomorrow's Evening Star.

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