Walk­ers to step up poverty fight

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

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.

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