Malpas sixth form students organise charity walk

Bishop Heber pupils hope to raise funds for Cheshire Crimebeat

In conjunction with the High Sheriff of Cheshire, sixth form students at Bishop Heber High School in Malpas are organising an autumnal walk around the lake at Combermere Abbey to raise funds for Cheshire Crimebeat on Saturday 21st October.

Visitors will have a choice of a two or four mile walk through the ancient woods and parkland of the Combermere Abbey estate.

Rarely open to the general public, it will be a great opportunity for walkers and families to enjoy views of the mere, ancient trees and restored abbey, home to the current High Sheriff of Cheshire, Sarah Callander Beckett.

The fundraiser has been masterminded by a group of students from Bishop Heber High School to develop their event management skills and to raise cash for Cheshire Crimebeat, a charity which supports young people in need and encourages positive citizenship in their communities.

In addition, they work alongside the Safer Schools and Young People Partnership (SSYP), whose work with schools and colleges aims to reduce anti-social behaviour by early intervention and prevention.

Among those organising and taking part in the walk are sixth formers Victoria Black, George Cadman, Lizzie Edwards and Philippa Lane, who are responsible for marketing.

The group also includes Isabella Gregory who is responsible for finance as well as Izzie Lamb and Beth Wright who are working on operations.

The students have organised meetings in school with Sarah Callander Beckett, Cheshire Constabulary and Cheshire Crimebeat alongside studying for their A-Levels.

The team is currently marketing the event to the local community, including primary and secondary schools, and are hoping for a great turn-out on the day.

Sarah Callander Beckett, commented: “Crimebeat is integral to the social well-being of every person living in Cheshire.

“Their work promotes positive change and encourages young people to look forward to a promising future with an attitude and mind-set that they will carry throughout their lives.

“I am delighted that Bishop Heber students will be supporting such a worthwhile cause that benefits young people in the local community.”

The walk begins at 9.30am and finishes at 1.30pm (the latest start time is 12pm).

Tickets cost £5 for adults, £2 for under 16s and are FREE for children aged 3 and under. A family ticket costs £12.

Guests can opt for a 2 mile or 4-mile walk. Dogs are welcome, and refreshments and car parking is available on site.

For more information, please call 01948 662 880.

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