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Mince pie walk along north Norfolk coastline raises money for Walking with the Wounded

PUBLISHED: 15:40 19 December 2016

Walking with the wounded mince pie walk on Saturday 17th Dec 2016 in Wells-next-the-sea. The Walking Home for Christmas 'Mince Pie Walk' group gathered outside Val Chitty's home in Wells where they enjoyed mulled wine and mince pies before embarking on the 6.5 mile journey from Wells to Blakeney. Photo: Kate Cleaver

Walking with the wounded mince pie walk on Saturday 17th Dec 2016 in Wells-next-the-sea. The Walking Home for Christmas 'Mince Pie Walk' group gathered outside Val Chitty's home in Wells where they enjoyed mulled wine and mince pies before embarking on the 6.5 mile journey from Wells to Blakeney. Photo: Kate Cleaver

Kate Cleaver

Some 39 supporters walked from Wells to Blakeney, raising £400 for the charity which supports wounded service personnel.

Walking with the wounded mince pie walk on Saturday 17th Dec 2016 in Wells-next-the-sea. L-R: Ella Bews and Jim Bain joined at Stiffkey and walked to Morston Quay. Ella, 83, is Jim's mother who did very well on the walk and travelled from Orkney to participate. Photo: Kate CleaverWalking with the wounded mince pie walk on Saturday 17th Dec 2016 in Wells-next-the-sea. L-R: Ella Bews and Jim Bain joined at Stiffkey and walked to Morston Quay. Ella, 83, is Jim's mother who did very well on the walk and travelled from Orkney to participate. Photo: Kate Cleaver

They set off from Catesby Court, the home of Val Chitty, in Wells, who hosted the event.

After enjoying mince pies and mulled wine, they walked the seven miles or so to Blakeney, before returning on the Coasthopper bus.

Walking with the wounded mince pie walk on Saturday 17th Dec 2016 in Wells-next-the-sea. The group leaving Wells Quay. Photo: Kate SylvesterWalking with the wounded mince pie walk on Saturday 17th Dec 2016 in Wells-next-the-sea. The group leaving Wells Quay. Photo: Kate Sylvester

They were joined by 83-year-old Ella Bews, who was staying with family at High Kelling.

Walking with the Wounded was set up in 2010 to raise funds to retrain and re-skill the wounded and support them in finding new careers outside the military.

Walking with the wounded mince pie walk on Saturday 17th Dec 2016 in Wells-next-the-sea. The group traversing the misty marshes. Photo: Kate SylvesterWalking with the wounded mince pie walk on Saturday 17th Dec 2016 in Wells-next-the-sea. The group traversing the misty marshes. Photo: Kate Sylvester

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Walking with the wounded mince pie walk on Saturday 17th Dec 2016 in Wells-next-the-sea. The group traversing the misty marshes. Photo: Kate SylvesterWalking with the wounded mince pie walk on Saturday 17th Dec 2016 in Wells-next-the-sea. The group traversing the misty marshes. Photo: Kate Sylvester

Walking with the wounded mince pie walk on Saturday 17th Dec 2016 in Wells-next-the-sea. L-R: Jim Bain, Ella Bews and Posy Maynard walking arm in arm into Morston Quay. Photo: Kate SylvesterWalking with the wounded mince pie walk on Saturday 17th Dec 2016 in Wells-next-the-sea. L-R: Jim Bain, Ella Bews and Posy Maynard walking arm in arm into Morston Quay. Photo: Kate Sylvester

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