MORE than 60 people have completed the 13-mile White Horse Walk to raise over £3,500 for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance charity.

Rygor Commercials of Westbury and Rocking Horse Nursery in Melksham are "delighted" with the fantastic level of support shown for the inaugural walk in September.

Talitha Scott, of Rygor Commercials, said: "The 65 walkers who took part in the charity event could not have asked for a more glorious autumn day to complete the 13-mile circular route, raising funds for Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

"At the finish, walkers enjoyed a celebratory barbecue, provided by The Rapid Relief Team, a global charity that provides care and compassion to those in need."

As all facilities and services were organised on a no-fee basis, Wiltshire Air Ambulance has received £200 from the BBQ donations alone.

So far, the White Horse Walk has raised £3,500 and rising to help keep the Wiltshire Air Ambulance flying and exciting plans for the 2020 fundraising event are already underway.

Graham Drake, owner/director at Rygor, said: “Rygor has been involved with the White Horse Challenge for the past 15 years, so it has been exciting to evolve the event this year into a one-day walking challenge.

"We were delighted to see so many new faces taking part and to welcome back seasoned White Horse Challenge walkers. It is our pleasure to support Wiltshire Air Ambulance, who are one of our 2019 Charities of the Year and we look forward to our 2020 event.”

Valerie Whistler, partnerships coordinator at Wiltshire Air Ambulance said: “What an absolutely fantastic day! The White Horse Walk was fabulous, a well organised 13.1 mile walk, starting and finishing at the lovely Blackland Health Club and Camping site, through the glorious Wiltshire countryside on a lovely sunny day, what could be nicer?

"Everyone had a super time in the relaxed and happy atmosphere and after enjoying and exerting themselves on the walk, enjoyed a delicious BBQ generously provided by Rapid Relief Team, Chippenham.

"Thank you to Rygor for organising such a fantastic way to help raise the vital funds that keeps Wiltshire Air Ambulance saving lives.”

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