Six members of the team from Wangford Veterinary Clinic got together with friends, family and clients to walk from Southwold to Thorpeness along the beach.
On what started out as a rather grey day we gathered in front of Southwold Pier with our dogs, motivated to do the walk and ready for the challenging route ahead in an effort to help the village of Wangford raise funds to purchase a public access defibrillator.
Regardless of the grey skies the weather was kind to us for most of the walk, only raining for the last mile or so, and despite the unrelenting shifting of the shingle and countless blisters we are delighted to say that all of the team completed the walk.
The walk took six hours and fifteen minutes including a short break for refreshments at Dunwich but walkers and dogs alike all enjoyed the challenge and ended the day with a well-deserved roast and warm up at the Dolphin Inn.
Thanks to the generosity of our clients the current total raised stands at £322.35 with some more sponsorship still to come in the final total should be in the region of £600.
Walter said “although the walk was tiring, it was invigorating and the scenery beautiful. Having such a worthwhile cause seemed to help us complete this challenging thirteen mile walk even though there are a lot of aching limbs and sore feet today”. He added that “the people of Wangford have been very good to us and we enjoy being part this wonderful village community – it’s nice for us to be able to do something to help”.