‘Walk for Heroes’ event to raise funds for Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre


A ‘Walk for Heroes’ charity event will take place from Chapel St Leonards to Skegness, on Sunday, March 9, in aid of the Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre.

Organisers would like to get as many people involved as possible for the walk and ask participants to dress as any type of ‘hero’ or ‘super-hero’, or “any fancy dress that looks ridiculous,”

The walk is hoped to attract up to 100 walkers and dogs are also welcome to take part.

Walkers will begin their journey at 12am, from the centre of Chapel St Leonards and all money raised will be given to the Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre, in Skegness.

The route will take walkers towards and along Skegness seafront, down Lumley Road in Skegness, before finishing up at The Lumley pub and restaurant.

The event is £5 to enter and sponsorship forms can be found at New Era Gym, Skegness, and The Lumley in Skegness.

However, participants who gain £15 or more in sponsorship money for taking part, can have the £5 entry fee waived.

Walkers who are thirsty and or hungry after the walk, scheduled to finish around 3pm for most average walking speeds, will be met by a catering van outside of The Lumley venue.

The catering unit will sell hot food items, such as 8oz, 95 percent beef burgers, at discounted rates, courtesy of the The Flame Frill Burger Co; the profits of which, will also be given to the Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre (DCHC).

Participants can then enjoy an afternoon of entertainment at The Lumley.

Michael Moody, organiser of the event, said: “Please help by sharing, so we can make this really special, have some great fun and raise some money for kids, that really need it.”

DCHC is a charity which was established in 1891 to provide disadvantaged Derbyshire children with holidays in Skegness.

At the present time, it provides 450 holiday places per season.

The residential experience provides endless opportunity for contributing to the personal and social development of the children, especially making it clear to them that they are accepted as worthwhile individuals.

The development of the children’s self-esteem, attitudes and behaviour can be significant during the period.

A link to the event’s Facebook page, can be found at: https://m.facebook.com/events/431400990326264