More than £5000 raised from Ely Walk the Bridge event for Macmillan Cancer Support

PUBLISHED: 15:36 17 October 2018 | UPDATED: 15:36 17 October 2018

Hundreds took the chance to walk the length of the Ely bypass on Sunday ahead of its official opening in two weeks time.

Hundreds took the chance to walk the length of the Ely bypass on Sunday ahead of its official opening in two weeks time.

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More than £5000 was raised by charity walkers who defied the blustery weather to take on the length of Ely southern bypass.

Hundreds took the chance to walk the length of the Ely bypass on Sunday ahead of its official opening in two weeks time. Hundreds took the chance to walk the length of the Ely bypass on Sunday ahead of its official opening in two weeks time.

The new road - connecting the A142 at Angel Drove to Stuntney Causeway - saw hundreds turn out for the Walk the Bridge event in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support on Sunday.

Stewards from the charity helped make the event possible with organiser Ava Paice inviting donations from walkers to the charity.

King’s Ely stepped up to the challenge too, allowing use of their land for parking and providing a small fleet of mini buses to ferry the less able to the start of the walk and to return them afterwards to the car park.

Ava said: “The grand amount of £5046.43 was raised. We have been congratulated on the organisation of the day but that is due to and our thanks to King’s Ely, for allowing us to park on their playing field which they then supervised the parking on.

Hundreds took the chance to walk the length of the Ely bypass on Sunday ahead of its official opening in two weeks time. Hundreds took the chance to walk the length of the Ely bypass on Sunday ahead of its official opening in two weeks time.

“Others held buckets, helped people to understand what they were looking at, controlled traffic and did a hundred and one other jobs.

“Most of all we thank Volker Fitzpatrick for allowing us to run this event.”

Hundreds took the chance to walk the length of the Ely bypass on Sunday ahead of its official opening in two weeks time. Hundreds took the chance to walk the length of the Ely bypass on Sunday ahead of its official opening in two weeks time.

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