Charity and litter protest come together

Charlie Haylock who is taking on a protest walk across the county in protest over how much litter there is in the county, particularly on the side of the roads, while raising money for a new Eden Rose Coppice Trust project in Ipswich.  Pictured: RobBrooks, founder of the trust and Charlie Haylock ANL-150109-160343009
Charlie Haylock who is taking on a protest walk across the county in protest over how much litter there is in the county, particularly on the side of the roads, while raising money for a new Eden Rose Coppice Trust project in Ipswich. Pictured: RobBrooks, founder of the trust and Charlie Haylock ANL-150109-160343009

READY: Rob Brooks and Charlie Haylock test out the charity walk route.

Mr Haylock is disgusted at the amount of litter being dropped in the county and is walking from Mildenhall to Felixstowe in protest.

He is also asking for sponsorship, with the money being used to support a project to clean up a notorious site in Ipswich by Sudbury charity the Eden-Rose Coppice Trust.

The trust already runs a peaceful haven in Sudbury as a palliative care retreat, with many of its users suffering from cancer.

Some of those supported by the trust had expressed a desire to take part in the walk so a special 1.5-mile stage is being held on September 10, from the Five Bells in Great Cornard to the Eden-Rose Coppice in Sudbury.

There will be several pick up points, to allow participants to complete as much or as little as they can.

Members of the public are welcome to join the walk and personal sponsorship or sponsorship of Mr Haylock would be welcomed by the charity.

All money raised will be used as part of the Trusts’ new project for the Brick Makers’ Wood in Ipswich, to be cleared and used by cancer patients in the county. It will cost £250,000 to clean up the area, which has been used by drug dealers and prostitutes. His walk leaves the Five Bells at 10.30am, with pick up points at Ernest Doe & Sons, the Borehamgate precinct, Gainsborough Bar and Grill, Sudbury Library and Sudbury Office Supplies.

For more details or to get a sponsorship pack call Joanna Brooks on 07896 844814.