MOHICANS, studded jewellery and lots of black clothing was on show when charity walkers went ‘punk’ for the annual ‘Walk With Emma’ event last Saturday.
More than 60 people braved the torrential rain to take part in the charity walk, which was organised following the tragic death of Bridlington mum-of-two Emma Colangelo, who died suddenly of a brain aneurysm the day after her 31st birthday in 2007.
This year, charity supporters turned up in full ‘punk’ fancy dress to take part in the walk, which left Emma’s memorial bench near Bridlington’s Park and Ride and continued to the Ship Inn in Sewerby.
The event’s have raised thousands of pounds for the Emma Colangelo Memorial over the past few years, which donates money to Bridlington Cruse Bereavement Care.
Tracy Spencer, one of the organisers, said: “It was a real shame about the rain as there were not as many members of the public out and about while we were walking - but we still had a fantastic day.
“Even the children who took part had a marvellous time and didn’t let the rain affect them at all.
“Everyone joined in the spirit of the event and we hope to have raised as much money as last year.”
Walkers have still to collect sponsorship money so the total amount raised is not yet known, but an ‘after-walk’ party on Saturday evening at the Beaconsfield Arms on Flamborough Road raised around £285 in a raffle.
“We had a wonderful evening at the Beaconsfield - it was nice to get out of the rain!” continued Tracy.
“We would all like to thank everyone who was involved in helping out and participating in the walk, and the Ship Inn and Beaconsfield Arms.”
The winner of this year’s ‘best dressed’ participant was Frankie the dog, who also went ‘punk’ for the event.