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All Together now for big walk

SOLIHULL’S biggest ever sponsored walk is being organised in support of the Solihull Together campaign.

SOLIHULL’S biggest ever sponsored walk is being organised in support of the Solihull Together campaign.

The walk will encompass 12 miles to include both north and south Solihull and will take place on Sunday October 11.

Claire Milican, SUSTAiN’s Development Manager, said: “We’re going to start the Solihull Together Sponsored Walk in the north of the borough and walk to the south. We really want to bring the people of Solihull Borough together and be involved in something simple and fun that will help people and voluntary groups locally.”

Solihull Together is giving everyone in the borough the opportunity to support and help people here in Solihull. Any funds raised from the Solihull Together Sponsored Walk will stay in Solihull.

“At SUSTAiN we are asked for help from charities and community groups from every part of Solihull. Our Solihull Together campaign is doing just that, recognising the need for everyone to do their bit for the local community.”

The whole route of the Solihull Together Sponsored Walk is 12 miles but there will be starting and stopping points at each of the three sections.

Section 1 is 2.5 miles and will start at Babbs Mill Park, continue through Yorkswood, onto Cooks Lane, following Hadfield Way, along the edge of the lake towards Chelmsley Wood Town Centre and onto Grace Academy.

Section 2 is 3.5 miles. Starting at Grace Academy it continues to Holly Lane, onto Sheldon Country Park, around the perimeter of the airport, and into Elmdon Nature Park.

Section 3 of the route is the longest at six miles. From Elmdon Park it is around the perimeter of Jaguar Land Rover to Lode Lane towards the Grand Union Canal and onto the towpath. The canal towpath takes walkers beneath Damson Parkway through Catherine-de-Barnes, under the M42 and at Bridge 72 onto Kixley Lane and into Knowle. The final section of the walk finishes at Knowle Primary School.

The first section will start at 10.30am. There is a registration fee of £5 for adults and £2.50 for under 16s. There will be prizes for those who collect the most money in these two age categories. “This could become a great annual fund raiser for Solihull,” added Claire.

Entry forms are available from SUSTAiN on 0121 711 3148 or can be downloaded from where there are more details.



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