The Mayor of Cheshire East is asking for volunteers to don their walking shoes to help raise money for her nominated charities: Blind Veterans UK and NSPCC Rainbow House in Crewe.
Cheshire East Council Mayor Councillor Dorothy Flude is supporting ‘Walk the Walk,’ a 3.5 mile trip across Crewe on 13 April which as well as raising money for the Mayor’s good causes is helping to raise awareness of walking as a healthy, money-saving way of making short journeys while reducing damaging Co2 emissions and traffic congestion.
Cllr Flude said:
“We’re so used to driving, even for short journeys, that we sometimes don’t realise how close together places actually are and how quickly we can make the journey on foot”
“I think this is a great opportunity for families and friends to walk together and discover alternative ways to travel around the town. The NHS recommends that we all walk 10,000 steps a day to stay in good health and many of us get nowhere near this amount of exercise every day, so joining the walk will be a good place for people to start.”
‘Walk the Walk’ is being supported by Smarter Ways to Travel – a Department for Transport project which is encouraging sustainable travel in Crewe and inviting participants to travel sustainably to and from the event.
The walk begins and ends in the town centre, close to the bus station.
People cycling in will be treated to free bike security marking by Cheshire Police plus Dr Bike health checks and free travel advice.
South Cheshire Ramblers will be helping to lead the walk, which is open to all (although under-16s need to be accompanied by an adult).
Registration forms are available from Crewe Library, The Municipal Buildings, Delamere House or downloadable from the following web pages, where you can also make a donation If you aren’t able to join us on the day: www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/mayor
- By phone – call 0300 123 5032 to leave your details and make your registration payment.
- In person – complete the registration form and hand in with your cheque or cash payment at Crewe Library or reception at Municipal Buildings, Crewe.
- By post – complete the registration form and post with your cheque to: Walk the Walk, c/o Municipal Buildings, Earle Street, Crewe CW1 2BJ.
For more information on the two charities nominated by Cheshire East’s Mayor please click on the blue titles.
Blind Veterans UK
The charity helps blind ex-service men and women lead independent and fulfilling lives by supporting them with their expertise, experience and full range of services. They give veterans the much-needed support to adjust to sight loss, overcome the challenges of blindness and enjoy daily life. The charity has been offering physical and emotional support to vision impaired members of our military since 1915.
NSPCC Rainbow House Crewe
This is a non-stigmatising family support service to the local community in an area of high social disadvantage and deprivation.
The service includes individual work with families, after-school clubs, breakfast clubs and a weekly support group for parents.
Working jointly with workers from Women’s Aid and NSPCC, staff provide a separate drop-in and therapeutic group work for women and children who have suffered domestic abuse.
Walkers need to pre-register by 5pm Tuesday April 8, 2014.
Advance registration is £5 per adult walker, £1 per child or student walker and £10 per family.
(2 adults and 2 children or students).
Under-5s go free.
Once you have registered you will receive a sponsorship form and more details.
Please ensure that you collect sponsorship monies after the event and pay them by phone or in person by Friday April 18th.