Appeal for South Yorkshire firms to back Star Walk

Louise Neild, Hillsborough Sports Arena enterprise manager, left, and Denise Ward, arena general manager, show off the planned Women of Steel statue.
Louise Neild, Hillsborough Sports Arena enterprise manager, left, and Denise Ward, arena general manager, show off the planned Women of Steel statue.
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On your marks, get set... for The Star Walk 2013!

We are bringing back the great fundraising event on Sunday, April 28, to raise money for the Women of Steel statue planned for Sheffield city centre.

There has already been a great response but now we are appealing for businesses, firms and organisations across the city to get involved. It doesn’t matter whether you are able to donate, want to be a sponsor, or just have a suggestion for the big day.

We are also looking for brass bands, school choirs and musicians to get involved.

In fact, all offers of help are welcome.

Hillsborough Sports Arena has already given its backing. Walkers will start and finish at the venue as well as being able to stock up on refreshments there.

Plans are also in the pipeline for a special Women of Steel exhibition to be on display in the Arena on the day.

Enterprise manager Louise Neild and general manager Denise Ward said they were really pleased too that the Arena was able to do its bit for such a good cause.

The Women of Steel Statue Appeal needs £150,000 to fund a sculpture designed to commemorate the women who kept Sheffield’s steelworks producing during the war.

The figurative bronze is being created by artist Martin Jennings to stand outside the City Hall in Barker’s Pool.

All profits from The Star Walk will go to the appeal. Visit www.thestar.co.uk or drop into The Star shop on York Street for an entry form.

Entry is £10 for adults and £5 for children.

If you can help, or would like more information about getting involved, email nancy.fielder@thestar.co.uk