Bridlington’s High Heel Mile raises almost £10,000

Vanessa Demsey, Sally Millington, Julie Dyl and Natalie Torn.
Vanessa Demsey, Sally Millington, Julie Dyl and Natalie Torn.

AN INVENTIVE fund-raiser which saw dozens of men and women don high heels for a walk along the promenade has raised a massive total for charity.

The High Heel Mile, organised by Julie Dyl and staff at Rags restaurant and hotel, raised an incredible £9,720.92 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The cheque was handed over to Sally Millington, of Macmillan, at Rags last week.

Owner of Rags, Julie Dyl, said: “I am absolutely overwhelmed by the support we have had from people. It started out as a little idea, everyone said it sounded good and it just grew from there.

“I thought that we could maybe raise a couple of thousand pounds so to raise nearly ten thousand is amazing. Sally at Macmillan said that once the Government gift aid is added it will be a couple of thousand pounds more.”

Around 80 people took part in the event at the start of September, and many of the men taking part embraced their feminine side and wore dresses and wigs for the mile long trek along the South Promenade.

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.

Julie continued: “I am looking to do another event next year but it could be something a bit different.

“We are just so grateful for everyone who helped organise, took part, and donated. For a small town, and with the economy the way it is, the amount we raised was incredible.”