On the 20th June, 87 Naturists gathered on Morecambe promenade for the first naked hike across Morecambe bay. Most of the walkers were seasoned Naturists, looking to get some exercise with friends, but 20 of the participants were sampling social nudity for the first time and had a day to remember.
This was not just a fun day out; proceeds were in aid of the British Heart Foundation, with £1,800 raised from the walk. After a couple of years that have seen major charities in crisis because COVID-19 has halted so many fundraising activities, it is essential that we all chip in where we can, and British Naturism is pleased to do its part.
Although the walk went off without a hitch, thanks to the efforts of our events organisers, the build-up to the walk was not all plain sailing as there were several attempts by vigilantes to get the fundraiser stopped. Sadly, it is all too common these days for bad actors to target minority groups, without regard for the pain that they cause individuals or in this case the damage that they do to charities that benefit us all. British Naturism is proud to stand up to hatred, work alongside key charities such as The British Heart Foundation, and have a tremendous amount of fun while doing so.
Like many of our events, the walk was picked up by much of the local media and we were joined on the day by a news crew from ITV, who came to document this first for Morecambe Bay.
If this inspires you to try Naturism and, more importantly, raise money for charity by trying Naturism we have lots of opportunities planned throughout the summer around the country.
Hopefully we will see you at the next one.