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September Stomp raises thousands for Safe and Sound

Posted on 21st September 2018

A gruelling charity walk through the Peak District has raised £4,500 for Derby charity Safe and Sound.

The September Stomp saw 26 hardy walkers – including Chief Constable Peter Goodman - take on a 20.5 mile walk in aid of the charity which supports young people who have been victims of abuse.

Beginning in Edale, the intrepid group hiked through some of the most iconic north Derbyshire landmarks, including Kinder Scout, Mam Tor and the Hope Valley.

The money raised will help two young people this year to receive the full support they need to move to a place of physical and emotional safety following abuse.

Chief Constable Peter Goodman said: “I am absolutely delighted to hear that such a fantastic amount has been raised for Safe and Sound.

“As my nominated charity I know just how important the work Safe and Sound do with young people who have survived horrendous ordeals is.

“While the walk was a serious challenge it pales into insignificance to what the charity sees on a daily basis. I know that every pound raised will make a massive impact and if you are able to support Safe and Sound in the future I would urge you to please do so.”

Safe and Sound’s Marketing Manager, Rhiannon Hulse, also took part in the walk – but instead of the usual walking attire dressed up as Where’s Wally to complete the event which took place on Sunday, September 9.

Rhiannon said: “The walk was far more challenging than I think any of us really anticipated. Which is why we are so grateful for the support from everyone that took part in the event and helped us to surpass our fundraising target for this first event of its kind for Safe and Sound.

“In addition to our fantastic fundraisers, we’d also like to thank Stuart Westfield and his team from Ranger Expeditions who led us around the route safely and made sure we didn’t get lost.

“Next year, we are looking at organising a night time walk up Kinder Scout, the highest peak in Derbyshire, so would urge anyone interested in future events to get in touch.”

To find out more about Safe and Sound, the work they do and how you can support the charity visit: https://safeandsoundgroup.org.uk/

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