Lullaby Trust Humber Bridge charity walk

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A special event took place on Saturday 17 May to raise money for the Lullaby Trust.

The Humber Bridge Mile in Memory for the first time in two years.

The event was organised by Louise Barrett, of Beverley, who said: “It has been ‘magic weekend’ in Hull. Hull City were in the FA Cup and the Hull Rugby Teams, FC and KR, taking part in their derby. We saw many people in their team colours crossing the bridge with us. As part of the magic weekend it was lovely to feel the atmosphere rub off onto our Mile in Memory walk.

She explained: “This year, as usual, we were remembering our boy, Ellis, who died 11 years ago and we also welcomed the family and friends of Alexander Richardson who died eight years ago.

“Alexander’s Mum, Nicola, usually organises a Mile in Memory walk for family and friends nearby where they live but this year asked if they could come over to ours and make it a joint event. I thought this was a great idea. Over the last couple of years Nicola and I have become great friends, brought together by the loss of our two boys. This was a lovely way to remember them and celebrate our friendship. It was also lovely for our family and friends to get to meet each other in a relaxed and informal way.

She said: “Close to 100 people were there. The amount of people that showed up totally overwhelmed me. There were a wide variety of ages, babies in their buggies with the Brough Mums, the Beverley Ladies Circle gang with their kids, my cousin who I have not seen for over 20 years(!), and of course our family and friends that were there for us in the dark times. I was stunned with how many made the journey from South and West Yorkshire with Clan Richardson, it just goes to show how much people care about supporting our families and the vital work of the Lullaby Trust.

Our walk began by following the bubbles up onto the bridge. This theme carried across onto the middle of the bridge. The middle of the bridge marked the one mile point.

The Humber Bridge Mile in Memory raised £327.66 and a raffle/lunch raised a further £183.60.

“There was 44 for lunch and the staff at The Tiger did us proud. The food there is always excellent but you do always worry when you are bringing new people to one of your favourite places.

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