Hike, or ‘cue’ up, to help youngsters

WALKERS are set to undertake a two-day 40-mile hiking challenge to help three youngsters - and you could join them.

Steve Tyzzer is organising the 40-mile trek from Edale in Derbyshire using the Pennine Way to get back to Todmorden and you too can join his team of walkers on the Bank Holiday weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and 6.

Steve is a regular at the Weavers pub in Blind Lane, Todmorden, sponsorship details are available from landlady Bev at the pub, which is running an afternoon and evening of events on the Sunday, ready for the walkers’ return, to raise even more money for youngsters Alex MaMacPherson and brothers Andrew and Nathan Greenwood.

All three children use conducive therapy techniques at Ormskirk based The Legacy Rainbow House, which has to fund itself and is asking the family of each person attending to raise £3,000 to allow its services to be miantained and expanded.

Andrew and Nathan are from Todmorden while Alex’s auntie, Lynn Dewhirst, is also a regular at the Weavers.

Lynn said: “About six more walkers so far are joining Steve and if more want to help them raise more money they should call in at the Weavers and sign up - but they need to do so by April 8 so Steve can plan the logistics of the event.”

People can also call in to the pub to make a donation to the appeal and people are also invited to donate prizes for a raffle which will be held as part of the Sunday fundraising and “welcome back” events.

A charity quiz and fun night with a disco also form part of the event and food will be available from around 4pm.

Additionally, pool players are being sought to complete a poolathon team. This will run from 8pm on the Saturday night to 8pm on the Sunday night and the more players who sign up to help out, the better. For more details or to sponsor them, call in and see Bev at the Weavers.