Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Walk on Wheels

A "walk on wheels" event is to kick off Christian Aid week efforts in Saltburn with a walk for toddlers in buggies and older folk in wheelchairs along the top promenande. In addition, a treasure hunt will be held for families in the valley gardens and a five-mile walk for keen walkers in the area - all on Bank Holiday Monday May 7. "The wheelchair walk will be a chance for older people to `get their own back' on children and grandchildren who often ask them to sponsor them," said organiser Mrs Annette Adams. "We hope several hundred pounds will be raised in sponsorship from all the `walks on wheels' plus treasure hunt and main walk. And everyone will have fun." Mrs Adams said the walks would start in the early afternoon and end with tea and refreshments at Emmanuel church hall, off Windsor Road, Saltburn, between 4-5pm. In addition Christian Aid week would start with a buffet meal - those taking part are asked to contribute the price of a lunch out - at the church hall on Sunday May 13 followed by an informal service. After that dozens of house-to-house collectors will deliver envelopes round the town. "Saltburn people have always been generous both in helping to collect money and giving it," said Mrs Adams. Christian Aid week ends on Saturday May 19. Sponsorship froms will be available from Emmanuel's church shop, Milton Street, the church office in the church hall and from the Doorways youth project, Station Square.Further information can be had from Mrs Adams 01287-624674 or John Pearson 01287-625305. MEDIA QUERIES TO MIKE MORRISSEY 01287-622493.

Organiser Annette Adams, who has a disability, tries out a "walk on wheels" on Saltburn's top promenade in readiness for Christian Aid's event there on Bank Holiday Monday.

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