walkers in Burnham-On-Sea stride out in memory of Joe
group of Burnham-On-Sea fundraisers has raised hundreds of pounds
for the Children's Ward at Musgrove Park Hospital by taking part
in a series of sponsored walks.
Bax and Dre Laoutaris Dre have completed a four-day 'Walk For Joe'
in memory of Joe
Laoutaris, a 12 year-old who died of cancer in 2015.
were joined along the route by family, friends and supporters, as
started with a walk along the England Coastal Path for two days,
walking 9.7 miles from Porlock to Minehead and then 13.7 miles from
Minehead to Kilve.
also ran the Highbridge Parkrun on Saturday followed by a walk to
the top of Brent Knoll in the afternoon before a further 18.7 miles
on Sunday from Apex Park to Brean Fort and back, along the beach.
Bax said: "I decided to do a bigger challenge this time as
walking and running have really helped me since losing Joe, so Dre
and I came up with the idea of walking part of the coastal path
and visiting some of the places that Joe loved, places that are
now very special to us."
raised £350 during our walk but fundraising is ongoing throughout
2017 as our end goal is to raise enough money to refurbish the schoolroom
on the Children's Ward at Musgrove Park Hospital."
added: "We had a brilliant and very special four days of adventures
and fantastic views as we were joined by family and friends along
we walked nearly 50 miles and completed over 107,000 steps - a fantastic
achievement for Dre as he is only 11 years old."
you to everyone who has walked with us, run with us, donated and
supported us, including everyone at the Parkrun on Saturday."
next beach walk for Joe is on Sunday 9th July from Apex Park to
Brean beach and back.