Roger’s plea to step out for the care trust

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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.sur­rey5­ .

Roger Black

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