This year the Beer Walk took place on Saturday, 5th June and once again the Oldham/Tameside Branch took part in it. Members and friends donned fancy dress and prepared themselves for the ten mile walk and the ten halves of beer to be downed en-route. The weather was dull but it was quite a pleasant day for a walk over the hills and there were plenty of people out from the Saddleworth villages to support the walkers.
This year we had 21 walkers and they managed to collect £608.66 in their cans. At this point we ought to mention Dave Schofield as he collected the grand total of £141.57 all by himself. When his cans were opened they were found to contain large amounts of pound coins and silver ones. We don’t know how he manages it but we are very grateful that he does.
After the Walk we all headed for ‘The Clarence’ at Greenfield for a pie supper. A hot meal and a chance for a sit and a chat are always appreciated at the end of the Beer Walk day. It is also a good chance to catch up on all the news and enjoy a social occasion.
It is November now and time for the final tally of the Beer Walk accounts. After expenses we have made a profit of £909 this year.
Thank you to everyone for taking part in the walk, collecting and raising money through sponsorship. Once again you have made the event a very successful fund raising one and we hope that you also managed to enjoy yourselves at the same time!
Carol Shaw, Oldham and Tameside branch.