CARING charity Sue Ryder is appealing for walkers in Clitheroe to join a long distance walk ending in Clitheroe this June.
More than 10 people from Clitheroe have already signed up for the Sue Ryder’s Ribble Way Challenge on June 16th and 17th and are nicknaming the 50k route option “The long walk home” as the route finishes in their home town.
The historic town and beautiful location of Edisford Bridge has been chosen as one of the finish lines for The Ribble Way Challenge, which will start at the Ribblehead Viaduct, Ingleton. The challenge will have local people trekking across two counties to complete the walk in less than 15 hours.
Sue Ryder fund-raiser Clare Richards said: “Imagine the feeling of satisfaction reaching the end of the 50k route at Edisford Bridge. Walkers will take in the beautiful sights of Yorkshire and Lancashire as they trek across the two counties.
“There is also the option of covering the full 100k walk which continues from Edisford Bridge and descends into the night finishing at Longton, Preston completing 62 miles in total.”
Clare added: “Completing 50k is a real challenge, but we’ve got a full training guide to help people wanting to step up to the challenge. We’d love to see more people from Clitheroe and the surrounding area join us for the long walk home.”
The Ribble Way Challenge is a sponsored event with all money raised enabling Sue Ryder to provide care for people with incurable illnesses at its Cuerden Hall Care Centre, Bamber Bridge.
Clare continued: “In the current climate we appreciate fund-raising can seem daunting, but we’re here to help with fund-raising ideas and will provide support every step of the way. Every kilometre you cover in the challenge you’ll be helping Sue Ryder to support people going through an extremely challenging time in their lives.
“Our local care centre provides residential, day and respite care to people in Lancashire at a very challenging time in their life. The specialist care we provide is shaped around their individual personal care needs. If you’d like to find out more ring me on 01772 698145.”
Those who would like to get involved and take the long walk home can visit www.sueryder.org/ribbleway or contact the fund-raising office on 01772 698145 for more details.