Walk off your festive excesses and raise funds for hospice
ABOUT 150 people are expected to walk off the excesses of the festive period in Darley Park on Sunday.
They will take part in the annual Treetops Hospice Pudding Walk. The deadline for entries in the walk is 2pm today. It costs £10 for adults, £3 for children and £1 for dogs.
Walkers will be able to start either the 2.5-mile or five-mile walk any time between 10.30am and 11.30am from the Chester Green Community Centre.
Gay Evans, Treetops' community fund-raiser, said: "This is a chance for anyone who has resolved to get fit in the new year to start off in the right way.
"It's an opportunity to take a stroll in the beautiful landscape around Darley Park.
"The walk will be a moderate 2.5 miles or a longer walk of five miles is available. At the end, walkers will receive a badge, a well-deserved hot drink and our thanks.
"This is a sponsored walk to raise funds to provide end-of-life care for terminally ill adults living in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, together with offering support to their families and carers."
Points of interest on the route, which is within the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, include the River Derwent, Darley Park, Stone House Prebend, dated 1594, Darley Abbey Mills, the Abbey and the former railway bridge built in 1877 by Britannia Foundry.
Anyone wishing to get involved can register online. Numbers for the event are limited to 150.
The walk is not a race and walkers are asked not to run or jog and any sponsorship raised should be in aid of Treetops Hospice.
For more information about the event, contact Gay Evans on 0115 949 6930 or firstname.lastname@example.org. uk and for an application form, go to www.treetops hospice.org.uk/pudding.