Roger’s plea to step out for the care trust
SURREY Care Trust Patron Roger Black MBE is asking people to step out for Surrey Care Trust in a walk on Saturday September 16 and make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged people in Surrey.
The trust helps people to improve their skills for work, life and learning and has organised an annual fundraising walk for over a decade.
Roger, who lives in Surrey, said: “Poverty is a grim, growing reality in Surrey, despite the county’s veneer of affluence. Up to 20% of children live in poverty in parts of the county, while in some neighbourhoods more than 40% of adults have no qualifications.
“These are problems on our doorstep and within our own communities – problems that, with your support, can be solved so please step up for the Trust’s Surrey 5 Peaks Hikeathon.”
Thanks to sponsors Broanmain Plastics, Surrey 5 Peaks Hikeathon walkers can be assured that every penny goes towards the trust’s mission to tackle disadvantage, social exclusion and hardship.
This year’s circular walk starts and ends in Headley Heath. The 26-mile walk includes Ranmore Common, Wotton, Brockham and Dorking, taking in five peaks, including White Hill and Box Hill, affording spectacular views of the Surrey Hills.
Participants can alternatively walk 13 miles, or take part in a five-mile family or dog walk.
People are asked to aim for £150 in sponsorship, including a £55 registration fee. (There is a £10 registration fee for the five-mile walk).
Refreshments are included and lunch is provided for all 26-mile walkers.
Everyone who raises more than £150 for Surrey Care Trust will also receive a free T-shirt.
The Surrey 5 Peaks Hikeathon is the charity’s biggest fundraiser and the challenging walk reflects the ethos of encouraging people to push themselves and discover hidden strengths.
The trust’s services include an alternative education programme for youngsters who have not coped in school, with adult learning and training courses, mentoring, counselling and an environmental volunteering scheme that encourages people from all walks of life to work together and learn new skills in the process.
For more information, see www.surrey5peaks.org.uk .