Katie’s 10,000 steps a day raises £1,000

Katie Rich, owner and chef at Katie's Kitchen in Diss, will walk 10,000 steps every day throughout March to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
Katie Rich, owner and chef at Katie's Kitchen in Diss, will walk 10,000 steps every day throughout March to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
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A Diss café owner who walked 10,000 steps every day throughout March for Cancer Research UK has praised the “fantastic response” from customers and businesses, after raising more than £1,000.

Katie Rich, proprietor and cook of Katie’s Kitchen in Hales Yard, walked a total of 437,103 steps — the equivalent of 206.9 miles — between March 1 and March 31, after a number of family members and friends were diagnosed with cancer over the last few months.

Mrs Rich said: “It was not as easy as I expected. It had really added up. While at work, it was not too bad, but Sundays were a real struggle.

“People have been really generous and really supportive. Everyone who comes in (to the café) says they know a family member or friend who has been diagnosed with cancer.

“The support has been absolutely brilliant. The local traders have been amazing.”

A number of local businesses have also donated towards to a hamper which will be raffled off to one winner at the end of this month, to raise more money for the cause.

Tickets for the raffle are priced at £1 each, and are available from Ninny’s Cave, Two Brewers, the Gluten Free-Store and Albright’s.

To contribute online, go to fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/katies-kitchen