The Star Walk: Sheffield Bus and tram deal to get you walking

On board: Nigel Wragg, Supertram commercial director, and Mark Jones, Stagecoach operations director back The Star Walk.
On board: Nigel Wragg, Supertram commercial director, and Mark Jones, Stagecoach operations director back The Star Walk.
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It IS best foot forward for walkers in Sheffield – with a little extra help from bus and tram company Stagecoach.

The transport firm is offering a special deal to everyone taking part in The Star Walk 2013.

The walk starts at Hillsborough Sports Arena – with a Supertram stop right outside – and is raising funds for the Women of Steel statue appeal.

Mark Jones, operations manager for Stagecoach in Sheffield, said they wanted to help encourage as many people as possible to take part.

The appeal is to raise £150,000 for a statue to honour the women who worked in Sheffield’s steel factories during World War II, while men were away fighting.

Mr Jones said: “We’re proud to be supporting The Star Walk by offering those who take part discounted travel.

“Having a permanent memorial to the city’s inspiring women of steel means such a lot to so many families.

“We are delighted to be doing our bit to help even more people sign up and get involved in what should be a fantastic event.”

Stagecoach will also be promoting the charity event with posters on their buses.

The walk is open to all ages and is just a mile lap of Hillsborough Park so the Women of Steel, now in their 80s and 90s, can take part.

Sports clubs, work teams and families area also encouraged to take part – with some already gearing up to tackle the walk in fancy dress and costume.

n To register for the walk, visit thestar.co.uk/starwalk