Sponsored walk in memory of much-loved young brothers killed by drugs in Mytholmroyd tomorrow

Liam Jones
Liam Jones

Two much-loved young men from Mytholmroyd who were both killed by drugs will be remembered with a sponsored walk tomorrow.

Lets Not Walk Away, Lets Walk Together is being held in memory of brothers Sam and Liam Jones.

Liam was just 29 when he was found dead at Wainhouse Terrace in King Cross, Halifax, in 2009 after taking heroin.

His death was a second tragic blow for his family, who lost his brother Sam only two years before, when he was 25, from a drink and drugs overdose.

The aim of the sponsored walk is to raise awareness of drug and alcohol issues among young people and highlight the support services already in place in Calderdale.

Organisers hope to being the community together, raise money and demonstrate to young people who are struggling with addiction that they are supported by their community.

This year’s walk will follow the same route as in previous years, starting at Burnley Road playing field in Mytholmroyd at 11am, and finishing at Salem Community Centre, Central Street, Hebden Bridge.

The five-mile walk is pram, wheelchair, and family-friendly, suitable for all abilities,

Registration is £8 for adults, free for under 16s.

All funds raised will go to Branching Out who work with families of substance users and provide free activities to young people

To find out more, email werenotwalkingaway@live.co.uk, search for the event on Facebook or register on the day by arriving at 10.45am