Group is stepping out to help raise funds

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A group of walkers will be stepping out to help raise funds for autism.

More than 100 people have signed up for the ten miles walk from Hebden Bridge to Halifax in a bid to raise funds for Linden Brook Care Home and the Parent and Carers Council.

The annual walk on Saturday, June 29, organised by Cheryl Jones of Copley is in its fourth year. Cheryl is hoping to raise more than £5,000 so they can register as a charity. She started the walk after Ashton her son was diagnosed with autism in 2008.

The group will meet outside Central Library in Halifax at 10.30am and do a lap of the town with their buckets before getting on a train to Hebden Bridge. From there they will walk through Mytholmroyd, Luddenden and Sowerby Bridge through to King’s Cross and back into Halifax. It will finish at Halifax Catholic Church.

Cheryl said it wasn’t just about raising funds but about raising awareness which is why it had been moved to roadside. “I want people to understand the condition and the impact it has as it’s not a particularly visual disability so people don’t necessarily know a lot about it,” she said. “Hopefully we can raise awareness of autism and the money raised will be a bonus.

The group has also had support from various businesses who have donated raffle prizes. Anyone that would like to donate or take part can also contact Cheryl on 07920136865 or email

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