Peak District hikers “Walk the Walk” for homeless people

15 Oct 2014
by Neil Skinner

More than 20 people battled thick fog and chilly temperatures as they completed a marathon walk across the Peak District in aid of homeless and vulnerable people.

Groups of hikers were taking part in Saturday’s Walk the Walk challenge, organised by homelessness charity Framework. The walkers, who raised several thousand pounds in sponsorship money, completed a gruelling 25 mile route.

Oh what fun they had in the fog!

Setting off from the Hope Sports Club in Castleton, they passed through some of the area’s most iconic scenery, including Win Hill, Ladybower Reservoir, Kinder Downfall and Jacob’s Ladder.

Money from the event, sponsored by Robert Woodhead, will help Framework to prevent homelessness, to help people who are homeless, and to provide new and life-changing opportunities for vulnerable people.

That way!

Event organiser and Framework events officer Sarah Cross said: “Around nine months ago we challenged people to Walk the Walk for Framework – to push their bodies to the limit to help homeless and vulnerable people in their communities. I am delighted by the response we received and by the amount of people who took part on the day. Every one of them has put a lot of time and effort into preparing themselves for this challenge and they should all be proud of their efforts.

A few more miles to go!

“I would also like to thank all the experienced group leaders for their expertise and commitment to this event, and to all the other volunteers who made it possible.”

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