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Over 30 trekkers walk around Dunwich area pubs to raise money for The Lewis Foundation





Over 30 brave walkers trekked between pubs in the wake of storms earlier this month to raise money for charity.

Storms Babet and Ciaran as well as rain Dunwich to Westleton and Middleton made for some intriguing conditions, but the the group successfully made it around all six watering holes.

Starting at The Ship Inn, they then moved onto The Crown in Westleton, The Bell in Middleton, The Theberton Lion and The Eels Foot in Leiston before circling back to Dunwich, stopping at The 12 Lost Churches before finishing back at The Ship.

Mick and over 30 others trekked in and around the Dunwich area in aid of The Lewis Foundation. Picture: Mick Finch
Mick and over 30 others trekked in and around the Dunwich area in aid of The Lewis Foundation. Picture: Mick Finch
Mick Finch with his sister, Janet, who sadly succumbed to her illness in 2017. Picture: Mick Finch
Mick Finch with his sister, Janet, who sadly succumbed to her illness in 2017. Picture: Mick Finch

Mick said: “Due to all the rain before last Saturday we had a very interesting walk; as we left The Bell at Middleton the sun came out which was most welcome to everyone.

“Then lane from Theberton to Eastbridge was almost flooded too much for us to get through, but everyone managed to wade through.

“Then after leaving The Eels Foot, we encountered flooding up to our knees, again everyone except for two of the group who had small dogs took off boots and socks and waded through the flooded lane.”

One of the roads on the trek was completely submerged. Picture: Mick Finch
One of the roads on the trek was completely submerged. Picture: Mick Finch
The group outside The Ship Inn at Dunwich. Picture: Mick Finch
The group outside The Ship Inn at Dunwich. Picture: Mick Finch

Staff from The Eels Foot drove the two back to Dunwich due to the depth of water, which Mick was very thankful for.

He has supported The Lewis Foundation since its inception in 2016 when it supported Janet after going round the Northampton Hospital wards with goodie bags to the cancer patients.

Mick said Janet was overwhelmed with the generosity of the Foundation and it lit up Janet’s evening when the volunteers visited.

Mick walking through the flood waters. Picture: Mick Finch
Mick walking through the flood waters. Picture: Mick Finch
The trekkers braving the conditions in and around Dunwich. Picture: Mick Finch
The trekkers braving the conditions in and around Dunwich. Picture: Mick Finch

Mick continued: “All in all with over 30 people taking part, a very different but successful six-pub walk.

“I would like to extend our utmost thanks to The Ship, Crown, Bell, Theberton Lion, Eels Foot and 12 Lost Churches for being so accommodating to us all.”

He has also confirmed next year’s edition will take place on November 9.