Walkabout Raises Funds and Awareness For Daisy Appeal

Walkabout Raises Funds and Awareness For Daisy Appeal
Daisy Appeal Benefit From Fund Raising Walkabout

went walkabout with award-winning tour guide Paul Schofield. Raising money and awareness of the charity those who went also learned about the region’s hidden history.

Some of the group of more than 40 people were tourists in their own town as Paul took them on a trip through the streets and alleyways of .

Others were surprised that Paul was there at all. He’s known more for his walking tours of and he led an inaugural Daisy Appeal walk through the Old Town during the summer.

But has been a big part of Paul’s repertoire since he started his business in 1988. He admitted that even after more than 30 years he finds new things to talk about on every tour.

He said: “I never stop looking and learning. I have spotted things today that I will research for use on future tours and talks. You find out a lot just from talking to people who come on the tours.

“Often the people who don’t know much about an area are those who live there. The visitors have usually done a bit of research.”

The latest walk began at North Bar Within and took in some of the lost pubs of . It then progressed to Saturday Market before continuing through side streets and alleyways to the Guildhall, the Minster and finally to 2 for lunch.

Participants paid £27.50 to join the tour, which included a donation to as it continues its work to establish the and Humber area as a UK-leading region for the detection of cancer, heart disease and dementia. The current focus is on completing the £8.2m radiochemistry and cyclotron unit, enabling the production of radioactive tracers at Castle Hill next year.

Daisy Appeal Sign Up To The Big Give

Claire Levy, Fundraiser for , said the charity is planning to organise further walks as part of a varied programme of events aimed at enabling a cross-section of people to support the campaign.

In an attempt to boost donations has signed up to The Big Give Challenge. It is the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign. For seven days it offers supporters of participating charities the opportunity to have their donation doubled on theBigGive.org.uk.

This year’s window will open at midday on Tuesday 3 December. Donors will then have until midday on Tuesday 10 December to make their contributions.

Claire said;

has already raised millions of pounds to fund cutting-edge research and state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. These serve people throughout the Humber region and we are always looking for new ideas and opportunities to raise money.

“The walks with Paul give people a chance to learn about their surroundings and about the Appeal and they’re proving very popular so I’m sure we’ll add more of them to our programme.

“The Big Give presents us with a fantastic opportunity to double the value of donations. We are raising awareness among people who are organising events in aid of the Daisy Appeal now. We hope more people will be encouraged to join in when they realise they can double their money.”

To find out more about the Daisy Appeal please visit www.daisyappeal.org

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