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Press Ball walk goodies gift

PUBLISHED: 18:13 21 June 2002 | UPDATED: 12:08 03 March 2010

LIKE water or chocolate? Walkers on tomorrow's big Press Ball walk certainly will.

That's because supermarket Sainsbury's have donated hundreds of energy refuelling chocolate bars and thirst quenching bottles of water for the big day.

By NICK RICHARDS

nick.richards@eveningstar.co.uk>

LIKE water or chocolate? Walkers on tomorrow's big Press Ball walk certainly will.

That's because supermarket Sainsbury's have donated hundreds of energy refuelling chocolate bars and thirst quenching bottles of water for the big day.

Walkers were today limbering up for the big Ipswich to Trimley Press Ball Walk safe in the knowledge that they won't go hungry or thirsty.

Joyce Burrows at the supermarket's Warren Heath branch said they were delighted to donate the water and chocolate.

"It's the second year in a row that we've donated food for the Press Ball walk – last year it was bananas and doughnuts, but this year we thought we'd give chocolate and water.

"This is part of our local community schemes – we always give money to give causes such as this."

The goodies, 200 bottles of Caledonian Spring Water and 400 Double Deckers, will be available to walkers half way through the eleven-mile course and at the end.

It is hoped we can raise £1,000 through the walk, which will go towards Ipswich-based charity Disability Care Enterprise.

A team led by Suffolk walking writer Michael Anderton will set off from the starting point at Piper's Vale car park on the Gainsborough estate in Ipswich at 8am sharp and head out along the banks of the River Orwell to Trimley. The walk finishes at Searson's Farm, Trimley.

Walk leader Michael has been making a few last minute checks to the route of the walk this week.

He said: "I have walked the Priory Park to Nacton Quay section of the route and there are parts by the fallen trees near Nacton Quay that are quite impassable around high tide.

"However, if we get a prompt start at 8.00 am, there should be no problem as

it is about an hour walking to the quay from the start.

"Any slow walkers that get stuck will have to take to the adjoining fields, cliffs and woods and wait for the tide to go down."

The weather forecast for tomorrow is for a sunny day with the possibility of slight showers. With a cooler maximum temperature of 19C, these should make for ideal walking conditions.

n The Press Ball itself takes place at the County Hotel, Copdock on Friday June 28.

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