Hundreds of Sunday walkers in trainers, flip-flops and stout walking shoes put their best foot forward at Age UK Milton Keynes’ fundraising Generation Walk on Sunday 18th September. The sun shone on Emberton Country Park as people of all ages made their way round a picturesque lakeside route to raise funds for the local charity that provides services and support for older people in the borough of Milton Keynes.
First to finish the two-mile circuit was nine year old Charles Courtney who had come with his grandparents and ran all the way, determined not to be beaten to the top spot by people walking dogs or wheeling babies in pushchairs.
Also completing the walk, in a less hurried fashion, were the Mayor of Olney Councillor Steve Clark and Milton Keynes Councillors Debbie Brock and Peter Geary.
Together the kind–hearted walkers have raised over £1,300 which will make a huge difference to the local charity. For example, the much-appreciated donations will help Age UK Milton Keynes support vulnerable older people in the first weeks after they return home following a stay in hospital. Or enable the charity to give carers living with an older relative the opportunity to leave the house for a break, knowing that their loved one is being looked after by an experienced and trustworthy person.
Chief Executive Jane Palmer said “I would like to thank everyone who supported this fantastic event and hope they enjoyed the fresh air and exercise and as much as I did.”
For more information please contact Age UK Milton Keynes on 01908 550700.