Friends stride out in sunshine walking challenge

Rosie Humphrey and Joy Pickering are tackling their third charity marathon walk on Saturday 3 August – a 26-mile trek along the Suffolk Coast starting in Thorpeness, going north to Walberswick then south to Dunwich – in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society. Donate online HERE.

Joy Pickering (left) and Rosie Humphrey. Photo: submitted

The pair completed their first marathon walk in 2022: 26 miles along the Norfolk coast from Cromer to Holkham for MacMillan Cancer Support.
Last year they decided to support the Alzheimer’s Society, which provides help and hope for those living with any form of dementia and their carers, and completed a marathon walk around London.
The pair met eight years ago when Rosie moved to Reepham and joined the local WI. They discovered a shared passion for walking and, finding there was no local walking group, decided to set one up, which has been running ever since.
Joy is a regular volunteer and programme manager for the Sunshine Café in Reepham, which meets twice a month in St Michaels to provide a meeting place for anyone with memory loss and their carers; this why the pair have called their team “Walking on Sunshine”.
The memory café meets on the second and fourth Thursday of the month from 10 am – 12 noon. Activities include seated Pilates, music, memorabilia, board games and conversation. Refreshments are provided and there is no charge.

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