The weather could have been kinder as it was wet and windy for prolonged periods on Sunday but about 30 walkers of all ages participated on behalf of the Society’s Lifetime Appeal.

HUNDREDS of people helped raise thousands for charity by taking part in Wirral’s 28th Coastal Walk on Sunday.

Those taking part in the event, organised by North Wirral Rotary Club, followed a 15-mile path through Hoylake, West Kirby and Caldy, finishing at Thurstaston Country Park.

North Wirral Rotary Club’s founder member, the late David Perrin came up with the idea of a community project designed to enable local charitable organisations and individuals to raise money for the charity or good cause of their own choice enabling charities like the Wirral Autistic Society to take advantage of a ready-made and exceptionally organised event.

With the full support of members, the first ‘Charity Walk’ got under way in the autumn of 1986. Around 300 people took part the following year and it has gone from strength-to-strength.

Wirral Autistic Society has actively promoted the event, as part of our fundraising calendar for the past 7 years and  have raised over £30,000 in that time.

“The Wirral Coastal Walk is ideal because anyone can participate, young and old alike, they can do the whole 15 miles or shorter distances to suit their level of fitness” said Rick Myers, the Society’s Fundraiser.

The walk formed part of the month-long Wirral Walking Festival featuring more than 100 walks catering for all ages and abilities