South Yorkshire fundraisers urged to step up to the challenge and take part in sponsored walk

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The British Red Cross is looking for fundraisers to step up to the challenge and take part in the new ‘Red Shoe Walk’ in the Peak District.

The event takes place on Saturday, June 7 and is a seven or four mile circular walk from Edale up to Mam Tor.

The walk forms part of the charity’s annual Red Cross Week celebrations.

Walkers are encouraged to wear red clothes, wigs and shoes.

Free red shoe covers will be provided for those unable to find any red footwear.

Max Newton, senior community fundraiser for Red Cross Yorkshire, will be taking part in the walk with his two children Ellen, aged six and Nate, four.

Max, from Woodseats, Sheffield, said: “The Red Cross helps people who have had their lives turned upside down by a crisis or disaster in the UK and overseas.

“This ranges from prolonged hospitalisation to floods, house fires, earthquakes, famine, war or typhoons, like we saw in the Philippines late last year.”

There is a £10 entry fee for adults and children go free.

Visit www.redcross.org.uk/RedShoeWalkPeakDistrict to find out more about the walk and to sign up to the inaugral charity event.