At 12 miles in length, the walk started at Whalley Abbey, with the option of stopping at a number of pubs along the way. Anne opted for an Elderflower cordial, so as to stay hydrated in the scorching weather! A large proportion of the route allowed for breath-taking views of the River Ribble and skirted the village of Hurst Green – an area known for inspiring parts of J.R.R. Tolkein’s triology, The Lord of the Rings.
Anne is no stranger to volunteer work and fundraising, as she regularly gives her free time to the Whitworth Historical Society and Museum. Among many other responsibilities, Anne organises speakers at the museum’s monthly events, giving the society and members of the local community an opportunity to get together, listen, learn and discuss.
Most recently Anne arranged for a representative from Christie Hospital to lecture on the history of Europe’s leading centre for cancer care and its origins in Withington.
Anne has raised £60 so far, from the staff at Wykamol Head Office, but if you’re feeling generous, it’s not too late to donate.