Festive walkers step out to help health charity clients

A parade of 40 red Santa’s took to the streets in the Wetherby area as part of a charity stroll in aid of charity Phoenix Health and Wellbeing.

Thursday, 9th January 2020, 3:28 pm

The Santa’s walked the Harland Way from Walton to Kirk Deighton, via Wetherby, and managed to raise just over £1,800 for the charity.

After a breakfast roll in the Fox and Hounds at Walton the walkers set off at a brisk pace.

They arrived at The Bay Horse in Kirk Deighton where they were greeted with a glass of warm mulled wine, a festive buffet and a gorgeous pony from Hope Pastures called Saggo who was seasonally decked out as a reindeer.

Phoenix Health and Wellbeing offers counselling and complementary therapies to people who have chronic health issues and low incomes.

All of the people who receive this support are referred by medical and healthcare professionals.

David Aspland, a member of the Walton Village Council and a Trustee of Phoenix Health and Wellbeing said: “What a fantastic event.

“Everyone really enjoyed the day and we are delighted to have raised an amazing £1,800 for this brilliant charity. That’s enough to provide 60 sessions of support for people with chronic health issues.”