Battle Rotary Club receives ‘exceptional’ donation from charity walk

Battle Rotary Club president Michael Hodge receives the cheque from St Michael's Hospice's Marcia Dart
Battle Rotary Club president Michael Hodge receives the cheque from St Michael's Hospice's Marcia Dart

Battle Rotary Club received a welcome financial boost recently.

President of Battle Rotary Club, Michael Hodge, was the delighted recipient of a cheque for £2,800, given by Marcia Dart of St Michael’s Hospice.

This represented the Rotary Club’s half share of the proceeds raised at the 1066 Walk held last September.

The Walk is a joint enterprise organised on a shared basis by the club and St Michael’s Hospice with half the proceeds going to Rotary charities and the other half to the hospice.

Speaking after the cheque presentation, Mr Hodge said: “For the annual 1066 Walk to generate a total of £5,600 last September is an exceptionally good result and we are all grateful to the 170 walkers that took part and to their generous sponsors.

“We look forward to welcoming everyone to the 2016 event which will be held on Sunday, September 25.

“It will follow the usual route from Pevensey to Battle with intermediate starts at Boreham Street and Steven’s Crouch.”

The 1066 Walk, which follows in the footsteps of William the Conquerer, takes in historical sites including Ashburnham Forge and Herstmonceux Castle.

It finishes at Battle Abbey, the scene of King Harold’s defeat.

Participants can choose whether to walk four, nine or 16 miles as the walk has various starting points.

Complementary refreshments will be available at the end of the walk.

To register your interest in this autumn’s 1066 Walk, please contact Marcia Dart at St Michael’s Hospice on 01424 456381.

Alternatively, email .

The Rotary Club of Battle supports many deserving causes, including Battle Area Community Transport, the Battle Preschool Playgroup, and Beautiful Battle

Find out more at rotaryclubbattleuk.wordpress.com.