A MEMORIAL walk in honour of a Bridport mum is set to return - three years after the hugely successful inaugural event.

Rebecca Harris died in December 2014 and the following summer, friends and family donned purple - her favourite colour - and trekked the coast path in her memory.

The event raised an incredible £10,000, which was split between Symondsbury Primary School and the Fortuneswell Cancer Trust.

The second Rebecca Harris Memorial Walk will be held on Sunday, May 20, following many requests and enquiries from walkers and friends.

The route will be the same, following the coast from Charmouth to Seatown and then towards the finishing point at Symondsbury. Walkers can choose to do the whole route or join in at Seatown for a shorter distance.

The money raised will once again be split with half going again to the Fortuneswell

Cancer Trust and the other half being split equally between eight local primary

schools for them to use to support arts activities or outdoor learning projects with

their pupils, reflecting Becca's interests and those of her own two children who are

now aged nine and 11.

Robert Harris, Rebecca's father, said: "We were overwhelmed when the first walk in Bec's memory was so successful and raised so much money for good causes. So many people have asked us if we are going to do another one because it was such a good event for all the family with a wonderful atmosphere and beautiful walking route. We know Becca would have been amazed at how many people wanted to celebrate her life and she would have been humbled at how much money was raised in her name."

Like last time, walkers will be encourage to wear purple, Rebecca's favourite colour, and will follow a trail of purple waymarker ribbons. The 2015 walk was supported by a number of generous local companies who provided practical support, sponsorship and raffle prizes.

Mr Harris added: "Like last time, we are hoping that those who knew Becca, or who would like to support the event, will come forward to offer sponsorship and any help they can.

"As well as looking for local businesses who can provide practical and financial help, we will also need marshals for the route and lots of walkers who are willing to ask their friends for sponsorship."

More details about the walk will be available shortly but in the meantime potential

walkers should email rhmwalk@aol.co.uk to register their interest.