October 28, 2010
plan to walk every England pier backwards!
fundraisers who have challenged themselves to walk along England's
piers backwards in aid of a Burnham-On-Sea charity have stopped
off at the town's pier.
Neil Jackson, Mick Enright, Martin Hill and Martin Gisby, who
all aged between 60 and 70, thought up the challenge when they
visited a pier but decided doing it walking backwards would be
unique and fun.
The retired foursome have just completed their stunt on their
fourth pier, Burnham-On-Sea Pavilion, where they also met owner
Neil said: "We are fans of piers and wanted to walk them
all before we popped our clogs. But it's too easy to just walk
them, so we thought walking the piers backwards would be a great
laugh. We're an eccentric bunch and this is right up our street,
While staying at Burnham's Warren Guesthouse, they met owner
Tom Ashton, who is also Chairman of the Burnham and Highbridge
Community Medical Equipment Fund, and decided any cash raised
from their challenge would go to the charity.
Neil added: "While in Burnham we decided we needed a good
cause to support. Tom suggested the fund and we all agreed."
Tom thanked the group, telling Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We're
delighted that they have chosed to support our charity. They are
a great bunch and thank them for their support and wish them every
luck with their challenge."