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Long March 2015

To cel­e­brate 50 years of walk­ing around the roads of Calderdale more than 70 walk­ers set off at 11.30pm Easter Sun­day night from the YCMA and walked up to 30 miles spon­sored to raise money for Chris­tian Aid. Ben Cock­er­ill, 14, the youngest walker, was in­vited to present the pro­ceeds of the Long March at the next Chris­tian Aid Com­mit­tee meet­ing where he was proud to hand over a pre­lim­i­nary cheque for £3,000 to the Mayor of Hal­i­fax Lisa Lam­bert (pic­tured, right). Ben also walked with his school friend Tyrique Bell, both of Abbey Grange C of E School in Leeds. His mum Lu­cie was also a spon­sored walker. Ben’s fa­ther Craig, cur­ricu­lum team leader for mu­sic at Aller­ton High School has also walked three times in previous years. If any­one is in­ter­ested in reg­is­ter­ing for next year’s Long March, please visit the Hal­i­fax Long March web­site.

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