Hundreds of walkers brave rain in Stomp for charity

The Stomp raised over £28k for cancer charity Penny Brohn UK

Bristol turned purple this weekend as hundreds of walkers took part in Stomp in aid of leading cancer charity, Penny Brohn UK.

Over 420 children, adults and dogs donned the charity’s purple t-shirts and walked the six-mile route to support people living with cancer. The event has already raised an amazing £28,000 with more sponsorship money on its way.

The family-friendly event took place on Saturday 12 October and saw walkers gather in Anchor Square in Bristol before following the towpath alongside the Avon Gorge towards Penny Brohn UK’s beautiful National Centre in Pill. The group set off to the motivating sound of street drumming performed by the talented Batala Bristol. Walkers were greeted in Pill by an Autumn Fayre offering refreshments, delicious food, beautiful crafts and entertainment.

Sophie Thomas, community fundraising officer at Penny Brohn UK said: “We were thrilled to have so many walkers take part in this year’s Stomp. Despite the soggy start, spirits were high and Stompers created a purple spectacle across the city. A huge thank you to everyone who took part and supported the event including our wonderful volunteers who helped make the event a big success. We can’t wait to see you all again next year!”

Set up almost 40 years ago, Penny Brohn UK recognises that people with cancer need more than medicine to live well with the disease. It is the only charity in the UK to take an integrated whole person approach to cancer support using evidence-based therapies that work alongside medical treatment to achieve the best health and wellbeing.

For more information about Penny Brohn UK and future fundraising events visit



Photo: 426 people walked from Bristol to Pill in this year’s Stomp to raise money for Penny Brohn UK

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