Bristol turned purple this weekend as hundreds of walkers took part in Stomp in aid Penny Brohn UK.
Over 420 children, adults and dogs donned the charity’s purple t-shirts and walked the six-mile route to support people living with cancer. The event has already raised an amazing £28,000 with more sponsorship money on its way.
The family friendly event took place on Saturday 12 October and saw walkers gather in Anchor Square in Bristol before following the towpath alongside the Avon Gorge towards Penny Brohn UK’s beautiful National Centre in Pill. The group set off to the motivating sound of street drumming performed by the talented Batala Bristol. At the National Centre walkers were greeted with an Autumn Fayre offering refreshments, delicious food, beautiful crafts and entertainment.
Sophie Thomas, Community Fundraising Officer at Penny Brohn UK said: “We were thrilled to have so many walkers take part in this year’s Stomp. Despite the soggy start spirits were high and Stompers created a purple spectacle across the city. A huge thank you to everyone who took part and supported the event including our wonderful volunteers who helped make the event a big success. We can’t wait to see you all again next year!”