MOORLANDS residents, businesses and schools are being urged to support a unique evening in Leek which is aimed at raising funds for injured soldiers.
Entitled Twilight Trek for Troops, a walk will take place through the town with glow sticks donated by Alton Towers and fairy lights on Friday, November 29, at 6pm.
Now a song, which has been written and recorded by Leek musicians Chris Bridgett, Rich Wheatley, Simon Ainsworth, Tom Moss and Rob Bailey, will be released on the night.
A recording label is now promoting the song and is to film a video for the record during the event. The song will be played on all major radio stations, which organisers are hopeful will help it gain entry into the national charts.
The walk, in aid of the Help for Heroes charity, will start at the Market Square and proceed down Sheep Market, Stockwell Street, Ball Haye Street to the Nicholson War Memorial and then up Derby Street back to the Market Square.
The walk will be led by the 5th Leek and District Scout and Guide Band.
Organisers have also booked bagpipers to play next to the Nicholson War Memorial.
There will be a stage in the Market Square where music will be played throughout the walk.
The event is being organised by Helen Fox, who has a son serving in the Army, along with Staffordshire Moorland District Council.
Helen said: “We want everyone involved and wish to invite all schools and their families to join this unique event.
“The record company is sending a crew to the evening and is urging people in Leek to create a ‘flashmob’ with the lights for the video which will be filmed on the night.
“At the end of the walk the record will be played for the first time, when we hope television camera will be in attendance.
“This is a chance for Leek to show the world the town cares about our troops.
“It is coming up for Christmas and every penny counts. All the money raised will go the Help for Heroes charity.
which support injured soldiers.
“All individuals, organisations and companies and their families are invited to take part in the event."
To raise money organisers are asking for a small donation to be made by walkers.
If anyone could help on the night or could help with sponsorship contact Mrs Fox on 07971 523760.