Queen’s Guide leads charity trek

THE Queen’s Guide to the sands of Morecambe Bay is urging people to take part in one of his famous treks in June.

Cedric Robinson, MBE, is famous across the world for leading thousands of people on walks across the Bay for more than 50 years and is leading a trek in June to raise money for the Blue Skies Hospitals Fund, the official charity of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

He has helped organise the event as a thank you to hospital staff who have treated him for a heart condition in recent years.

He said: “I have been treated by staff at the Lancashire Cardiac Centre over the past few years and they have been brilliant.

“They have looked after me really well and I just wanted to help them in some way as a kind of thank you.

“If you have never done the walk before then this is a perfect time because it will raise money for a fantastic cause.’’

Crossing Morecambe Bay is an unforgettable experience which can only be undertaken with an experienced guide.

This famous walk is approximately eight miles long and should take about four hours to complete, depending on the route taken and progress on the day.

The walk, on Sunday, June 4th, starts at the pretty and picturesque promenade of Arnside with registration between 1:30 – 2pm. Family, friends, children, dogs (on a lead please) and groups are all welcome. The route takes walkers from Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank near Grange-over-Sands.

The route gives panoramic views of the surrounding Lake District mountains and those of Lancashire and Yorkshire.

The Queen’s Guide to the Sands is the royally appointed guide to crossing the notoriously dangerous sands at Morecambe Bay.

Mr Robinson, who was born and bred in the area, became the 25th guide in 1963 and has held the post ever since.

For more details please contact Ann Hedley or Nicci Hayes 01253 957381 or email blueskies@bfwhospitals.nhs.uk.

Cedric Robinson

Alternatively you can book via Eventbrite by clicking the link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/morecambe-bay-walk-tickets-30485126835?aff=es2

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