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Hundreds help raise thousands for Christian Aid by walking round Tittesworth Reservoir

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: April 14, 2014

  • Participants at the start of Saturday's wet Christian Aid walk.

  • Participants at the start of Saturday's wet Christian Aid walk.

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Hundreds of people braved the rain to take part in the annual Christian Aid walk at Tittesworth Reservoir.

Walkers had the chance to complete a two or five mile walk around the idyllic setting on Saturday to help raise funds to enable Christian Aid to continue vital work all around the globe.

It is expected, once all donations and sponsors have been collected in, that this year's event has raised just over £50,000.

Organiser John Bamford said: "Numbers were slightly down this year with around 450 people taking part, whether in the actual walk, as a steward or a car park attendant.

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"Despite the wet weather, walkers all returned with smiles on their faces and quite happy.

"A big thanks goes to all involved and I hope everyone got home safely and dried out."

Next year will be the 25th walk the committee has organised and is also Christian Aid's 70th anniversary. It will take place at Tittesworth on Saturday, March 28.

Mr Bamford added: "As it will be our 25th walk we are hoping that it will be special and that we raise even more money."

Last year snow forced the walk to be cancelled, but supporters still did they own walks and raised £42,000.

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