Canal stroll is new summer charity event

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A new charity walk is to be launched next month, linking two of South Yorkshire’s most popular tourist attractions.

The Summer Charity Stroll and Picnic takes place on June 8, starting from Elsecar Heritage Centre at 11am.

Walkers will stroll three miles along the Trans Pennine Trail to RSPB Old Moor where there will be a picnic area, café, performers and music.

They can catch a return coach to Elsecar or walk the three miles back to the heritage centre with its artisan shops, award-winning park, cafes and steam railway.

Coun Tim Shepherd, Barnsley’s Mayor Elect, said: “This will be a wonderful summer event along the towpath of a beautiful Georgian canal and we’re encouraging those taking part to bring a picnic.”

The event is free but donations will be collected on behalf of White Knights Emergency Volunteers Service, a voluntary organisation which provides out of hours motorcycle courier services for Yorkshire hospitals.

Funds raised will also benefit Barnsley charity Creative Recovery which provides mental health, drug and alcohol support.

Among those set to take part are pupils from Elsecar Holy Trinity School and local community groups.