Twins in Star Walk push

Pictured is Rebecca Linsell with her twins Ted & Tilly aged 10 months who have signed for The Syar Walk
Pictured is Rebecca Linsell with her twins Ted & Tilly aged 10 months who have signed for The Syar Walk
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They have hardly taken their first steps but these Sheffield twins will be doing their bit for The Star Walk 2013.

At just 10 months of age, Tilly and Ted Murray are the youngest Star Walkers so far.

However their mum Rebecca Linsell is the first to admit they will be undertaking the course in their pushchair.

Older brother Seb, aged seven, will also be joining in and Rebecca believes it will be a great chance for the children to learn not just about helping others but also about the role Sheffielders played during the wars.

“It is a family thing and I think it is quite important for everybody to turn up and show their support,” she said.

“Whether they are old enough to understand or not, it is a really good thing for them to take part in.

“Seb has just been studying World War II at school so he understands what it is all about.

“The Women of Steel and this type of event are really important in terms of understanding their own heritage.”

The Star Walk 2013 takes place on Sunday and all money raised will be going to the Women of Steel Statue Appeal.

It is just a mile lap of Hillsborough Park so people of all ages, including some of the Women of Steel who are now in their 90s, can take part.

We have extended the deadline for entries so you can still sign up this week.

You can call our Star Walk Hotline on 0114 2521299 and pay over the phone by debit or credit card.

You can also pop into The Star Shop on York Street and register with our front counter staff. Entry is £10 for adults, £5 for children.

The walk starts at 11am on Sunday at Hillsborough Sports Arena in Hillsborough Park.

Activity Sheffield will be running a fun warm up for all participants from 10.30am.

There will be face painting and balloon modelling as well as a nostalgic display of photos and a miniature version of the statue.

The Women of Steel statue, designed by Martin Jennings, will stand in Barker’s Pool as a permanent reminder of the women who kept our steel works going.