Organisers of the fourth Rotary Navigation Walk said a big thank you to all 220 of people who walked the Navigation Walk on Sunday and helped raise what will undoubtedly be thousands of pounds for the four hospices. Despite the weather forecast all our walkers returned to their finish points quite dry having enjoyed near ideal walking conditions, even if overnight rain made one or two parts of the route a little slippy underfoot.

President of organising Rotary Club Horbury and Ossett Phoenix David Maynard said, "We had walkers from as far as Boston in Lincolnshire, and New Malden, Surrey, as well as from throughout West Yorkshire and we are very grateful to them all for supporting the event. Once again 16 Rotary Clubs were involved in managing the walk including Horbury and Ossett Phoenix, Ossett Rotary Club, Wakefield, and Wakefield Chantry and others from Kirklees and Calderdale – a real team effort. Last year we had 270 walkers and raised just over £16,000 so we can expect the total amount raised this year to be a little down on that total but whatever it is it will be going to four great hospices"
1. A few of the many who travelled to Mirfield, Brighouse and Sowerby Bridge before walking back to Horbury.

thumb A group setting out for the day
2. Four of the thirteen staff and pupils from Wakefield Girls High School who completed the full distance from Sowerby Bridge to Horbury.

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