29 June 2019
Forty Army Cadets from Bexhill, Eastbourne, Hailsham and Hastings battled the warmest day of the year so far as they walked the 14.5 miles from Eastbourne pier to Hastings pier to raise money for the Army Benevolent fund.
The cadets had spent the weeks running up to the walk raising money before setting off at ten am on Saturday the 29th of June, they followed the coastline and as the temperatures got warmer they battled on before stopping for a rest near the Cooden Beach hotel. After the rest stop they carried on through Bexhill and over Galley hill. They finally reached Hastings Pier six hours later.
“It was great to see so many of our cadets turn up and give their time to for a worthwhile cause.” Said Major Watson, the Company Commander for the cadets that took part.
They are still currently collecting the money for the walk but it is believed to be over a thousand pounds.