Calling all walkers with event hotline

Launch of Star Walk at Hillsborough Sports Arena with Sheffield's Women of Steel LtoR. Kathleen Roberts,Kitty Sollitt,Ruby Gascoigne,Dorothy Slingsby
Launch of Star Walk at Hillsborough Sports Arena with Sheffield's Women of Steel LtoR. Kathleen Roberts,Kitty Sollitt,Ruby Gascoigne,Dorothy Slingsby
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Today we launch our Star Walk 2013 phone hotline to make it even easier for readers to register for the city fundraiser.

The Star Walk will get under way at 11am on Sunday, April 28.

This year’s unique event is a mile lap of Hillsborough Park. It is a much shorter route than traditionally, so people can take part whatever their age.

So far the youngest walker to sign up is just two years old - while the oldest is 93.

All money raised from the event will go to the Women of Steel Statue Appeal. A total of £150,000 is needed to fund the sculpture by renowned artist Martin Jennings.

So far the scheme has collected £32,146.88 and The Star Walk is a key part of the fundraising for the statue which will stand in Barker’s Pool in honour of the women who worked in the steelworks during both world wars.

Many families are taking part in memory of, or to support, a Woman of Steel, but others are just looking forward to a fun day out.

There will be a nostalgic display looking at the history of The Star Walk as well as the Hillsborough area.

Hillsborough Arena, where the walk starts and finishes, is also offering special deals on lunches and refreshments for walkers who want to put their feet up afterwards.

Some families will be taking part in fancy dress while others have vowed to tackle the course five times to boost their fitness.

It will also be the first chance for the public to see a scale model of the statue.

Entry is £10 for adults, £5 for children. Register using a credit or debit card, by calling 0114 252 1299 or log on to Star Walk for a form.