Methlick Walk raises more than £1000 for church

Walkers get ready to set off from Methlick Parish Church  on Saturday on the annual  May Walk.
Walkers get ready to set off from Methlick Parish Church on Saturday on the annual May Walk.

A popular North-east fundraiser has raised more than a £1,000 for a local church.

The 10th Methlick May Walk attracted nearly 60 participants, and several dogs, along the scenic route through Haddo Estate on Saturday.

It resulted in £1,050 being raised so far for Methlick Parish Church, with more money still to be gathered through sponsorship.

The walk set out from the church in dry conditions and meandered through the estate before finishing back at the church.

The full route was eight miles but there was a shorter option available.

One of the organisers, Katherine Storey, told the Times: “We had 57 walkers this year, along with several dogs, and they all thoroughly enjoyed the lovely route.

“We were so lucky with the weather as it stayed dry until everyone was safely back.

“Lady Joanna Aberdeen and I would like to thank everyone who took part and helped in any way.

“It is always an enjoyable social event as well as an important fundraiser for Methlick Parish Church.”

Organisers introduced a photographic challenge competition for children this year.

Youngsters were handed a series of photographs at the start of the walk and asked to identify locations as they made their way along the route.

The winner of “spot the photograph location” competition was Robert Kennedy.