A last call has been issued for walkers to sign up to the Mayor’s Mile and raise money for charity.
The event takes place on Sunday, May 2 and people wishing to take part must send in their enrolment form by Friday, April 30.
The Mayor’s Mile, which starts at 10am, provides an opportunity for people to raise money for a charity of their choice while walking for just one mile, about five-and-a-half laps around the town hall.
The venue was switched from the Reebok Stadium to the town centre to help support local traders following what has been a tough economic year.
There will also be an opportunity for local charities to set up stalls on Victoria Square selling goods or fundraising through tombola, other raffles or games. Again monies raised will go to participants’ chosen charities.
Stallholders should be available from 10am until 3pm. Stalls are limited, for any enquiries contact the Mayor’s Office on 01204 331090.
Paralympic athlete Anthony Griffin and Bolton Wanderer’s mascot, Lofty the Lion along with a number of groups across the region will be taking part in the event including the Marie Curie Nurses, Bolton Hospice, The Christie Charity,
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, Bolton’s police division, Bolton Interfaith Council, the borough’s sea, army and air cadets and territorial army, as well as our very own Scottish pipe players, the Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Pipe Band.
The Mayor of Bolton, Councillor Norman Critchley said: “Participants should sign up to the walk soon, as time is running out fast. The mile is aimed at people of all ages and abilities, and from all walks of life. I hope many will join in on this fun day out and help to support our local charities.”
Entry is £5 per person, with a reduced fee for groups. Enrolment fees will be donated to the Mayor’s chosen charities of Manchester Heart Centre and Bolton Thoracic Medicine Unit, Diabetes UK North West and the Bolton Destitute Animal Shelter.
To register for the walk, or for any enquiries, contact the Mayor’s Office (details above).