Club host Autumn Stroll to help beat cancer

Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson launching the Rotary charity walk.
Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson launching the Rotary charity walk.

More than 100 people had an Autumn Stroll around the Colne area to raise money for a key charity.

It was organised by the Rotary Club of Colne Noyna for the second time and has resulted in around £2,000 being raised for the Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

Lots of people were there for the start at Colne’s Admiral Lord Rodney pub, and Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson officially launched it.

The stroll offered a lot of other “watering holes” for people as they could pop in to pubs or cafes during their trip.

The walk went to the Trawden Arms, Wycoller Cafe, Emmott Arms and The Alma in Laneshaw Bridge and the Cotton Tree

Inn before returning to the Lord Rodney.

There were three different routes – one for four miles, a second one for seven, and the longest covering eight and a half miles.

Rotary Club president Mr Michael O’Connor said: “We had just over 100 taking part. They didn’t all go to pubs – there were a lot of children on it!

A lot of them had their lunch at the Wycoller Cafe. We are hoping to make it an annual event. We were pleased with all the people who came. It is only the second year we have done the Autumn Stroll.”

And he revealed: “The trust will benefit from around £2,000.”

And the Rosemere team were delighted to hear the Rotary Club was organising the walk to boost them.