Peak District hikers “TREK” for homeless and vulnerable people

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28 Sep 2015
by Victoria Harrison

 More than 20 people battled thick fog, heavy rain and chilly temperatures as they completed a marathon walk across the Peak District in aid of homeless and vulnerable people on Saturday, September 12.

Trek 2015 A

Groups of hikers were taking part in Framework’s biggest challenge event, TREK. The walkers, who raised several thousand pounds in sponsorship money, completed a gruelling 22 mile route through changeable and testing conditions.

Setting off from the Hope Sports Club in Castleton, they passed through some of the area’s most iconic scenery, including Win Hill, Ladybower Reservoir, Kinder Downfall and Jacob’s Ladder.

Western Power Distribution


Money from the event, sponsored by Western Power Distribution, will help Framework to support people with mental health problems via the ‘Nature in Mind’ service. Nature in Mind promotes well-being and recovery, through engagement with nature-related activities in Nottingham.

Event organiser Sarah Cross from Framework said:

Everyday homeless and vulnerable people experience challenges that no one should have to face. TREK is a physically tough challenge for which participants push their bodies to the limit to help local homeless and vulnerable people. The weather was rough but every single person involved completed the route safely and they should all be proud of their efforts.

"I would like to thank Western Power Distribution for helping make this event possible, Alan Walker from Cotswolds Outdoors Nottingham for all his support, Large Outdoors for their expertise and commitment to this event, and to all the other volunteers who made it possible."

Michael Clarke from Western Power Distribution said:

Framework does a fantastic job to support the homeless and vulnerable in and around Nottingham. By supporting TREK it was an opportunity for us to continue our long-term relationship with the charity and ensure that all the money raised from the event could go towards the Nature in Mind project.

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