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Dig out your red shoes and get walking for charity event

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: March 14, 2014

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FAMILIES in Ashbourne are being encouraged to dig out their hiking boots for charity.

The British Red Cross is calling on people to paint Derbyshire red on its Red Shoe Walk Peak District, which is taking place on Saturday, June 7 starting from Edale Village Hall.

Covering 8 miles, participants of all ages will be asked to dress in red and will be encouraged to wear either a pair of free red shoe covers or their own red shoes – whether they be sparkly red Converse or cherry red Dr Martens.

The event forms part of a series of Red Shoe Walks across the country for the charity’s annual Red Cross Week, which aims to raise £1 million for work at home and overseas.

British Red Cross fund-raiser, Alex Gadsby, says: “The Red Shoe Walk launched in London last year and huge a great success, attracting over 400 participants.

“This year we want more even people to join in the fun, and so decided to extend the event across the country.

“No matter your age or where you live there is a Red Shoe Walk to suit you, the Derbyshire one being, in my opinion as a Derbyshire lass, the most beautiful.

“It really is a great day out for the whole family and a great opportunity to raise some money for the Red Cross.”

Everyone who takes part will receive a free pair of red shoe covers and a fund-raising pack as well as maps and directions for the challenge.

Further information is available online at www.redcross.org.uk/RedShoeWalkPeakDistrict

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