THE Mayor of Cheshire East Council is asking for volunteers to put their best foot forward for a fundraising trek across Crewe on April 13.
The 3.5 mile Walk the Walk event will raise money for NSPCC Rainbow House in Crewe, as well as Blind Veterans UK.
The event ties in with smarter Ways to Travel – a Department for Transport project encouraging sustainable travel in the town.
“We’re so used to driving, even for short journeys, that we sometimes don’t realise how close together places actually are, and how quickly we can make the journey on foot” said Clr Flude.
“I think this is a great opportunity for families and friends to walk together and discover alternative ways to travel around Crewe.
“The NHS recommends that we all walk 10,000 steps a day to stay in good health and many of us get nowhere near this amount of exercise every day, so joining the walk will be a good place for people to start.”
The walk begins and ends in Crewe town centre, close to the bus station. People cycling in will be treated to free bike security marking by Cheshire Police plus Dr Bike health checks and free travel advice.
South Cheshire Ramblers will be helping to lead the walk, which is open to all, although under-16s need to be accompanied by an adult.
Walkers must pre-register by 5pm, Tuesday April 8. Advance registration £5 per adult, £1 per child or student, £10 per family (2 adults and 2 children or students). Under-5s go free.
Once registered, a sponsorship form will be posted with further details. Registration forms available from Crewe Library, The Municipal Buildings, Delamere House or via www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/mayor