One of the biggest groups to take ever part in the K2B walk brought participants from as far as Warrington.

A total of 3,000 walkers took on the Keswick to Barrow and Barrow to Coniston routes on May 11. 

63 of them were from A Skye Full Of Stars which gives grants to children/young people aged 25 and under in Millom

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It covers the areas from Millom to The Green and Millom to Bootle and aims to help young people fulfill their dreams.

The charity is named after beauty queen and anti-bullying campaigner Skye Mitchell, who tragically died in a car accident alongside her best friend Caitlin Huddlestone in July 2017.

With aspirations to work in broadcasting, she enjoyed a placement at The Mail and was about to start studying at Salford University before her death.

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After starting in 2018 with just four walkers, this year they brought in a massive 63 walkers with some coming as far as Warrington.

Skye's mum, 51-year-old Sharon Fry said: "It was a very emotional day seeing Skye's face on T-shirts, caps and bags but it was so fantastic. 

"It was also very hot this year and we had five support stations on route offering drinks, cakes, sweets, hugs and encouragement.

The Mail: Walkers on the Keswick to Barrow walk in Skye T-Shirts"We are extremely grateful to our community for once again supporting our biggest fundraiser and we were thrilled to have five walkers from Warrington as one man brought his daughter and two friends and family.

"It's amazing to think that Skye's legacy is growing and there were just so many who were keen to take part. 

"Our youngest walker was nine-year-old Nate Wilson, whom we have supported after being selected to play football for Morecambe F.C Academy.

"It was a long way for him and his picture he doesn't look like he's stressed or sweating at all - he is such a little superstar.

The Mail: Nine-year-old Nate Wilson who plays for Morecambe F.C Academy"As well as our walkers from further field, we are extremely grateful to our community for once again supporting our biggest fundraiser.

"Without this support, we couldn't carry on helping children/young people in our area. To date, we have awarded over £46,000 and we are looking forward to reaching the £50,000 milestone later this year."

Sharon also thanked Low Level Waste Repository Ltd at Drigg for helping them purchase Skye t/shirts, caps and bags and Castle Embroidery Kendal for printing the Skye products.

The Mail: Skye poses for her anti-bullying campaignSharon added: "We hope to put in a bigger team next year so we invite more and more people to join in."