06/10/15

Halloween themed “Wicked Welly Walk” along the new Link Road

Costain and St John’s Hospice in Lancaster have once again got together to organise a Wicked Welly Walk for Halloween following the successful Welly Walk held in April this year. The “Wicked Welly Walk” will give people the opportunity to walk along the route of the new three-mile road, whilst raising money for the hospice and Costain’s own charitable foundation. In the “spirit” of Halloween, fancy dress is obviously encouraged!

The event will be held on Sunday 1st November at 11am, starting from Lancaster and Morecambe College, where registration and parking opens from 10:30am.

Costain Project Director Andrew Langley said, "Following the huge success of the first Welly Walk, and on the back of the tremendous progress made by the team, I felt the opportunity to open the doors to the public once more was too good to ignore.

"There’s so much interest in the scheme, and a huge amount of support for St John’s Hospice, another Welly Walk was the obvious answer. With the added twist of Halloween it should make another fun day for everyone in the community. I’m looking forward to seeing what costumes will be worn as people travel on stretches of the new road for the first time.”

“Wicked Welly Walkers” will be able to see the progress made since the last walk in April, including the development of the bridges and structures, and stretches of carriageway that now have tarmac laid.

There is no option to walk back along the route as the site is being locked up behind the last of the walkers. “Any persons remaining on site will have the ghosts of construction-past to answer to!” Andrew Langley added.

The walk will end at Costain’s Lune North site, where everyone will receive a complimentary muffin and drink. Free return travel to the college is on offer from Kirkby Lonsdale Coach Hire for those wanting to grab a lift back to the start; alternatively people can use the public footpaths should they wish to continue their ghostly walk back to Torrisholme.

Head of Fundraising for St John’s Hospice, Catherine Butterworth said, “We are so pleased to be working alongside Costain to deliver what will hopefully be another successful Welly Walk. We were overwhelmed back in April and with 500 signing up on the first day only the witches will be able to foresee how many will eventually take part. This is another wonderful opportunity for our local community to not only get behind their local hospice but to show their support for our new link road and Costain 150.”

To register for the event go to: http://www.everydayhero.co.uk/event/WickedWellyWalk

Prices are £10 for an adult and £7.50 for a child (over 12 months old). Family tickets are £30 for up to 5 people, with a maximum of two adults.