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Follow in Billie’s footsteps with charity walk

Local school girl Billie Purdy aged 11 from Brighouse is calling on families to sign up for the NSPCCs family seven mile HACK (Hike Against Cruelty to Kids).

Local school girl Billie Purdy aged 11 from Brighouse is calling on families to sign up for the NSPCCs family seven mile HACK (Hike Against Cruelty to Kids).

Brighouse schoolgirl Billie Purdy is calling on families to sign up for the NSPCC’s family seven mile HACK (Hike Against Cruelty to Kids).

Billie, 11, has also started a family route in addition to the 22 mile challenge walk so that children could take part and help raise money for the NSPCC.

The family HACK is a seven mile circular route and takes place on Saturday 21 June.

It starts at 10.30am from the Moorlands Inn Pub on Keighley Road, in Halifax and through some stunning countryside.

Karen Purdy, Billie’s mum, said: “My whole family have been involved in these sponsored challenge walks for the last nine years, and we are all so proud of Billie for wanting to take part and devising her own family route in order to help children less fortunate than her.”

Helen Verity, NSPCC community fundraising manager, said: “We really want to encourage whole families to sign up and join in. The seven mile route is a lovely walk and an ideal event to spend some time with each other away from all technology.

“It should take around three hours to complete, but walking with children can take much longer. It was Billie’s idea and she planned the route. It’s really great to see children coming up with such great ideas to help other children.”

There will be checkpoints and marshals on route, with radio contact between all checkpoints and the control centre.

Children must be accompanied by an adult and be aged eight and over. Registration fees for the seven mile family walk are: £10 for adults, £2.50 for children. (The 22 mile hike is only open to adults 18 and over)

For further details, online registrations and payments, please log on to the NSPCC website www.nspcc.org.uk/hack or contact the NSPCC Fundraising office Tel: 0113 2182735 or email northappeals@nspcc.org.uk

 

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