Nick Herbert puts best foot forward for charity

Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has lent his support to the Sussex Snowdrop Trust by taking part in their annual charity walk.

 

The charity walk, which was held in the Park of Arundel Castle, saw 260 adults and 140 children complete either a 1 or a 5 mile circuit of the Castle's grounds.  Many children who are helped by the Trust also managed to take part in the walk, which has so far raised more than £3,000 for the Trust, with much more sponsorship money yet to come in.

Much-needed teas and refreshments were on offer and were enjoyed by walkers and non-walkers alike.  The Park also played host to a selection of stalls, face painting, a raffle and a visit from Arundel's fire fighters who arrived in their latest fire engine.

The walk is a key fundraising event for the Sussex Snowdrop Trust which was founded in 1993 to help support children suffering from life threatening and terminal illnesses. 

The charity provides care for these children in their own homes and offers nursing, emotional and financial support to their families at what is an extremely stressful time.

It is the second year - since being elected the MP for Arundel & South Downs - that Nick Herbert has taken part in the charity walk.

Commenting after completing the five mile walk, Mr Herbert said: "It was a great pleasure to be able to support the Snowdrop Trust and the superb work that it does for terminally ill children and their families in Sussex.

"Fortunately the rain stopped at just the right moment and we were all able to enjoy the Park with its stunning views of the surrounding Downs, Arun valley and the sea."

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Notes for Editors

1.  Further information on the Sussex Snowdrop Trust, and its work, can be found at http://www.thesussexsnowdroptrust.com/.

Joe Coombes