A sea of green t-shirts could be seen from the skies in an annual charity walk from Arnside to Grange-over-Sands.
The sun was blazing as 150 people took on the eight-mile Morecambe Bay Walk to raise money for local children’s hospice, Derian House, on Saturday (27 May).
Stocked up on snacks and sun cream, the groups strolled across sand and waded through water that was often up to their knees on the charity’s longest-running fundraiser.
And to top it all off, those that took part together raised an incredible £15,000 for the hospice that cares for over 400 children and their families each year.
Five-year-old Macie Thomas, of Leyland, had a blast taking part in this year’s Morecambe Bay Walk – and especially loved wading through the water.
Macie, who enjoyed a bubblegum ice cream before the walk, said: “It was brilliant – the best bit was walking in the water. I had a really good day. It was a long walk but I did it!”
Macie walked alongside her dad Phil Thomas, who said: “We’re so proud of Macie. We have been doing a lot of practice walks at home to make sure she was ready for it. We all had a great day in the sunshine, and all for a good cause too.”
Walkers can sign up for the Morecambe Bay Walk for free, with the ask that they raise a minimum of £50 for Derian House Children’s Hospice.
Kerry Pritchard, Community Fundraiser at Derian House, said: “The Morecambe Bay Walk is always a great day! Once again, a lovely bunch of people took part and we all enjoyed some of the most stunning views.
“Thank you so much to Guide over Sands Trust for once again for leading the way! And thank you to everyone who took part, raising an incredible amount for the children and families at Derian House. It will cost £6 million to run services at Derian House in 2023, and so we rely heavily on the generosity of our supporters for 70p in every £1.”
Derian House cares for more than 400 babies, children, young people and their families from across the North West and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.