Walkers to step up poverty fight
PEOPLE of all ages will be stepping up the fight against poverty by taking part in The Big Mile Walk.
People of all ages - from schoolchildren to pensioners - are expected to complete the mile-long walk to raise funds and awareness to help others in need.
The event will take place at West Park at 10.30am on Saturday, July 2 and is open to all ages and fitness levels.
Each participant is asked to pay a registration fee and the money raised will go to two national charities - The St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP) and Caritas Social Action Network (CSAN), which help children and families in poverty and vulnerable older people across England and Wales.
Half of the money raised will go to help people in Macclesfield.
Elizabeth Palmer, CEO of the SVP said: “This walk is an opportunity for SVP members and non-SVP members alike to come together and walk in solidarity with those in need.”
Phil McCarthy, CEO of CSAN, said: “If you are going for a walk you need to know where you are going.
“The Big Mile allows us to walk towards a physical destination but also towards a better world, freed from poverty.”
To take part, call 01625 611818, email lily.ey69@ taktalk.net or visit www. bigmile.org.uk.