Forres Area Soccer Sevens sponsored walk over the Dava Way finishes with barbecue at Grant Park pavilion
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MORE than 70 people completed a seven mile sponsored walk for a local football club.
Forres Area Soccer Sevens (FASS) adult volunteers and players aged four to 16 met at 10am on Saturday, September 18 then walked from Half Davoch along the Dava Way back to Forres via Sanquhar and Cluny Hill to a welcome reception at Grant Park.
FASS chairman Paul Lynch confirmed the expedition was made more difficult because of earlier poor weather.
He said: "The walk took around two-and-a-half hours but the first couple of miles were the hardest due to the rain the night before. It was muddy and soft under foot but after that it cleared up with some nice sunshine.
"For most, the highlight of the walk was seeing the barbecue and football kick darts at the end!"
The club organised free refreshments for everyone who took part, including rolls and sausages rolls donated by Ashers Bakery, as well as bottled water and fruit from Tesco.
"The kids loved the food and drink especially," said Paul.
"The event was to raise funds for the day-to-day running of the club. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we were unable to do any fundraising events over the last year so this was the first one we've had since we've been back."
He added: "We've been playing football since May. Over 200 children are registered with FASS now - the season has been fantastic!"
FASS hope to complete collecting sponsorship funds during this Sunday's playing session from 10am-12.30pm. Anyone who wishes to make a donation can contact FASS at firstname.lastname@example.org or attend on Sunday.
Development 4 player Danny Jack (five) and his mum Pamela Jack did their own sponsored walk for the club on Sunday, September 19 as they could not make the main event. The pair raised £130 by walking from Kinloss to Findhorn and back (just over five miles), stopping halfway at The Captain's Parlour for a well deserved ice cream.