Walk raises over £1,000 for Chepstow charity
9:02pm Thursday 10th October 2013 in News
Mrs Gibby's daughter Sara completed the walk dressed as a dalmation from the Disney classic 101 Dalmations
MORE than 30 people donned their walking boots to raise over £1,000 for charity in Chepstow.
They completed a six-mile walk from the Bandstand at Chepstow to Black Rock, Portskewett along the Wales Coastal Path on Saturday in memory of a much-loved Chepstow woman and to raise cash for local causes.
The Chepstow and Caldicot Lions were joined by partners, friends and supporters, with several dressed in fancy dress to walk in memory of the late Kath Gibby, who died aged 67 in August following a long illness.
The retired nurse and mother of three grown-up children was the wife of Nigel Gibby, who is the president of the Chepstow and Caldicot Lions. She was a keen supporter of the club and of the organisations it has helped.
The Mayor of Chepstow, Councillor Stephanie Dovey and her consort, Cllr David Dovey, who is the chairman of Monmouthshire council launched the walk, which saw Mrs Gibby’s family and cousin Sally Asp and her husband Gary, who travelled from Melbourne, Australia take part in the event.
Mrs Asp said the walk was a great way to remember her cousin and help many good causes.
Several wore fancy dress costumes, including Mrs Gibby’s daughter Sara who dressed as a dalmation from the Disney classic ‘101 Dalmations’.
Mr Gibby said he has been overwhelmed by the support.
He said: “The weather was good and we had a fantastic day. The club want to thank all those who took part and sponsored the walkers.”
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