Walk nets legion £200

A NINE-mile walk in celebration of the Royal British Legion’s 90th anniversary raised £200.

In all, 15 members from the Sudbury and Lavenham branches of the charity took part in the sponsored walk from the Kingfisher car park to Lavenham.

Walkers were joined by Sudbury’s new mayor, Tony Platt, who gave a donation and thanked the legion for its 90 years of support to the armed forces.

Branch chairman Colin Smith said that although the event raised a lot of money, the main aim was to raise awareness of the charity’s work.

“Around £200 was raised on the day but it was more important to the walkers for the public to see them in action and having fun,” he said.

The money will go towards the legion’s anniversary fund for a personnel recovery centre in Colchester.