Well-heeled Bridlington fund-raisers go extra mile for charity

Fund-raisers walking a mile along Bridlington's South Promenade in high heels to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Fund-raisers walking a mile along Bridlington's South Promenade in high heels to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

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MEN and women have donned their high heels to walk a mile to raise thousands of pounds for a cancer charity.

And many of the men embraced their feminine side by wearing dresses and wigs for the High Heel Mile Event which saw around 80 people walk a mile in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

The group of high heel hikers set off from the boating lake near the Spa Bridlington to walk half a mile along the South Promenade before heading back the same way.

The walk was followed by a barbecue and prize giving, with categories including the most spectacular heels, at Rags Restaurant and Hotel on South Pier.

Owner of Rags Julie Dyl, who organised the event, said she was overwhelmed with the support shown and the amount raised which has so far reached over £6,500 with outstanding donations and sponsorship expected to push the final total up to around £8,000.

Julie said: “It went better than I ever imagined it to go really. When you come up with these ideas they are just small at the beginning and we got so much support and enthusiasm from people it’s quite overwhelming.”

“The amount raised is just fabulous, especially given the times that we are in,” Julie added.

And even Councillor Chad Chadwick, chairman of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, joined in the fun by choosing the prize winners.

“It was such good fun, the fellas really went to town,” Julie added.