Published: 14:09, 21 September 2020
| Updated: 07:59, 22 September 2020
More than £5,000 and counting has been raised in a socially distanced sponsored walk for Breast Cancer Now.
Kerry Banks BEM from Deal was forced to postpone her annual event from Walmer to St Margarets for the first time in its 15 year history, in April.
But following Covid-19 guidelines and liaison with Sport England, the charity ambassador was able to stage a reduced capacity event on Saturday.
Almost 80 people took part, who were released from the start line, Julie's Bench, in groups of no more than six, every three to five minutes.
For safety, the usual half way buffet lunch at The White Cliffs Hotel was not a part of the day. Mrs Banks also checked peoples' temperatures and took a record of peoples' details for the track and trace purposes.
She said: "I feel totally honoured to have been able to deliver the 15th Crocus Walk in a safe and Covid-compliant way.
"Even though we had to remain apart, together we made a difference.
"The feedback has been amazing from all that took part including the marshalls.
"I am extremely grateful for all that participated especially in times when the charity needs us the most."
The event was sponsored by The White House hair and beauty salon which is supplying a pamper prize to the highest fundraiser.
The Victoria Road business would also usually host a Wear it Pink Day for October awareness month but instead, this year, owner Claire Blaszinski has pledged to run an month-long raffle.
She said: "It’s a real shame we can’t have a gathering this year like we usually do, however we’re really looking forward to giving away some amazing prizes in our October raffle.
"Please pop by the shop and show your support."