Butcher’s breakfast treat for Sunrise Walk

Richard Mudd, centre, manager of Appleton's of Ripon, with Saint Michael's Ripon shop volunteers, from left, Claudia Sutterby and Marjorie Gee. (S)
Richard Mudd, centre, manager of Appleton's of Ripon, with Saint Michael's Ripon shop volunteers, from left, Claudia Sutterby and Marjorie Gee. (S)

A Ripon butcher shop will be providing tasty breakfast butties for fundraisers taking part in this weekend’s Sunrise Walk for Saint Michael’s Hospice.

Staff from Appleton’s Butchers, on Market Place, will be getting up extra early on Sunday, October 14, to serve all participants in the Saint Michael’s Ripon Sunrise Walk with a breakfast treat at the end of their six-mile walk from Sawley to Ripon Cathedral.

Anthony Sterne, owner of Appleton’s of Ripon, said: “Since 1867, Appleton’s has been part of the local community so we are very proud to be helping to raise money to support the good work that Saint Michael’s does in our area.

“Taking part in the Sunrise Walk is an opportunity for the community to join together to show their support for local people living with terminal illness and we look forward to seeing everyone there on October 14.”

The event, sponsored by Eura Audit Ripon, leaves Sawley village as the sun rises and takes in a route passing Fountains Abbey, Studley Royal and the deer park.

It finishes at Ripon Cathedral with hot drinks and fine handmade sausage and dry-cured bacon butties from Appleton’s of Ripon for each walker.

The event, which is being supported by the Ripon Gazette, is suitable for all ages and abilities and walkers are welcome to bring their dogs.

Anyone who hasn’t yet registered to take part can still do so by going to Sawley Village Hall at 6am before the walk sets off an hour later.

Registration costs adults £10, children £5, and every participant is asked to raise sponsorship for Saint Michael’s.

As a charity Saint Michael’s relies on funds raised at events like the Ripon Sunrise Walk to help hundreds of local people each year to live with terminal illness.

The hospice serves a population of nearly 160,000 people living across the Ripon and Harrogate district.

It now helps more than 2,400 patients and their families each year.