Walkers Stopped in their Tracks

Published: 16th September 2013

Churchgoers from around the Diocese were having stay put after the annual Christian Aid sponsored walk was cancelled.It is the first time in its 23 year history that the event has had to be scrapped.Snow on Friday, March 22, meant that organisers had no choice but to cancel the walk scheduled for the next day, Saturday March 23.Its very sad, but there you are we can do nothing about it, said organiser John Bamford. Unfortunately, we cannot postpone because we just wouldnt be able to get everything in place for another date. We just cant take the risk and put walkers in jeopardy. Conditions are not good and they are not likely to get that much better overnight.Some 500 people were expected to take part around the banks of Tittensor Reservoir at Masebrook near Leek, many from churches throughout the diocese.The Bishop of Stafford the Rt Revd Geoff Annas was scheduled to be one of those getting the walk underway.Last year, the event raised 51,800 and John Bamford is urging people to still get out and walk in better weather.Even if people just do a short walk to fulfil their sponsorship that would be wonderful. Already, people are being very generous and promising to send in their money despite the cancellation so I am very confident we will still hit the target.For further information and details contact John Tel: 01782 516137

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