Clitheroe gran plans Pendle Witches Walk

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A grandma from Clitheroe wants to set up a fundraising group in the Ribble Valley to support children accused of witchcraft.

Sue Reddin (58), of Union Street, Low Moor, is hoping to rally support for the charity Stepping Stones Nigeria.

The small charity, based in Lancaster, helps children who are accused of being “witches” and suffer abuse and abandonment.

Sue, who has two grandchildren who are half Nigerian, wants to raise awareness about the issue and help the charity to raise much-needed funds.

To raise funds to give a future to hundreds of vulnerable children currently living in the Niger Delta, the charity is staging a 23-mile challenge – the Pendle Witches Walk – on Saturday, June 21st.

The walk will start in Slaidburn and finish in Lancaster, where more than 400 years ago, a group, later known as the Pendle Witches, made the arduous journey to, through the Forest of Bowland, to be tried and later hung for the crime of witchcraft.

The walk will retrace their footsteps, taking in the stunning views of Pendle Hill, the Three Peaks and Morecambe Bay. Along the way those who take part can also try to spot the tercets way markers which all individually bear the name of one of the Pendle Witches.

l For more details about the walk, call Sue on 07967 957536 or email For information about the charity visit Facebook/steppingstonesnigeria