Get walking to help the homeless with HARP's spring walk

Walking for HARP - Daniel Hodgson, HARP Fundraiser Catherine Hodgson, Harry Hodgson and Oliver, Nathan and Phoebe Martin will all be taking part

Walking for HARP - Daniel Hodgson, HARP Fundraiser Catherine Hodgson, Harry Hodgson and Oliver, Nathan and Phoebe Martin will all be taking part

First published in Local News

SOUTHEND’S homeless charity HARP want people to join their spring walk on Sunday, May 11.

The three-and-a-half mile walk, along Prittle Brook Greenway from Priory Park to Belfairs Park, will help raise vital funds for the charity’s emergency services.

Walkers can enjoy tea and cake after the walk at the Belfairs Park Woodlands Centre, and even make the return journey on foot if they feel up to it.

Catherine Hodgson, part of HARP’s fundraising team, said: “This is a great opportunity for a family stroll on a Sunday afternoon as the walk is not too strenuous and safe for buggies and even four legged friends.

“Every year HARP helps up to 2,000 people who are homeless within our community and without HARP many local people would be left on the streets with nowhere to turn to.

“So please help to keep our vital services operating by taking part to raise some money for us.”

Entrance fees are £8 for adults, £4 for children and £20 for a family.

To register for the walk call 01702 415843 or email Catherine.hodgson@harpsouthend.org.uk

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5:48pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Adrenaline_Junkie says...

What a rip off. £8 for a walk. I thought walking was supposed to free.
What a rip off. £8 for a walk. I thought walking was supposed to free. Adrenaline_Junkie
  • Score: -3

7:22pm Mon 28 Apr 14

maddriver says...

Adrenaline_Junkie wrote:
What a rip off. £8 for a walk. I thought walking was supposed to free.
Perhaps you didn't read the item properly - it is for charity and the £8 entrance fee is not just for a walk - it is to raise funds. Please engage the brain before using your mouth.
[quote][p][bold]Adrenaline_Junkie[/bold] wrote: What a rip off. £8 for a walk. I thought walking was supposed to free.[/p][/quote]Perhaps you didn't read the item properly - it is for charity and the £8 entrance fee is not just for a walk - it is to raise funds. Please engage the brain before using your mouth. maddriver
  • Score: 2

8:33pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Adrenaline_Junkie says...

maddriver wrote:
Adrenaline_Junkie wrote:
What a rip off. £8 for a walk. I thought walking was supposed to free.
Perhaps you didn't read the item properly - it is for charity and the £8 entrance fee is not just for a walk - it is to raise funds. Please engage the brain before using your mouth.
I did read it properly. All what i'm saying is your still paying £8 for a walk in a public place. And giving money to a homeless person? Your just funding their crack habit probably. I wonder if Kim Gandy will be there? As an outstanding member of society I expect her to be right at the front of the pack, alongside Nick Alston, discussing the 2 caravan fires on the A130.
[quote][p][bold]maddriver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Adrenaline_Junkie[/bold] wrote: What a rip off. £8 for a walk. I thought walking was supposed to free.[/p][/quote]Perhaps you didn't read the item properly - it is for charity and the £8 entrance fee is not just for a walk - it is to raise funds. Please engage the brain before using your mouth.[/p][/quote]I did read it properly. All what i'm saying is your still paying £8 for a walk in a public place. And giving money to a homeless person? Your just funding their crack habit probably. I wonder if Kim Gandy will be there? As an outstanding member of society I expect her to be right at the front of the pack, alongside Nick Alston, discussing the 2 caravan fires on the A130. Adrenaline_Junkie
  • Score: -2

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