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Mighty Hike Success 2023

Mighty Hike Success for Macmillan Cancer Support

We’re pleased to report that on Sunday 16 July 2023, Kay Wilkinson of ‘Cheviot View’ Powburn, together with her friends Sue, Moya, Stella and Hilary, completed their sponsored half marathon walk – their Mighty Hike in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Starting from Alnwick Castle, Kay and friends (aptly named the ‘Leicester Ladies’ from their time together a few years ago when living in Leicester) walked along the beautiful Northumberland Coast to Craster. They completed the hike in 5½ hours on what was a windy but sunny day, following the heavy downpours the day before.

Team Leicester Ladies at the starting line at Alnwick Castle
Pausing about halfway at Alnmouth
Crossing the finishing line!

As usual, it was a well-attended, and impeccably organised, event – one that Kay and her friends would highly recommend to anyone thinking of a healthy and invigorating way to raise money for such a worthwhile cause. And how much did Kay and friends raise?


(correct as at 20 July 2023)

Well done Team Leicester Ladies for raising such a large amount. In fact, it is so large that the team were publicly mentioned at the start of the hike for raising so much money.

All in all, a wonderful, well organised, friendly, and emotional walk to participate in and I would recommend it to anyone.

Kay Wilkinson

Can I still donate money?

Yes, the Leicester Ladies ‘Just Giving’ page is still active and you can safely make any donations – however small or large – online. And If you are a UK tax payer, remember to tick the Gift Aid Box which will allow Macmillan to claim an extra 25% from the Inland Revenue on every eligible donation at no extra cost!


[All photographs and video on this page provided by Dean Wilkinson and used with permission.]

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