Sheffield's Christian Aid Night Hike!
What is the Sheffield Night Hike...
It is an annual sponsored walk to raise funds for Christian Aid.
Since it began more than 40 years ago it has raised many thousands of pounds to help some of the poorest communities in the world. The Sheffield Night Hike, and the associated Sheffield May Day Trek, together raise about £15,000 each year for Christian Aid. The money raised is used to provide emergency relief, to support long-term development projects or for campaigning on such issues as trade and debt.
In this time of global recession, the need for these funds is as great as ever and any money we raise will be highly valued.
Where is the Sheffield Night Hike...
The Sheffield Night Hike is a 9 or 17 mile dusk-till-dawn sponsored walk from Lodge Moor, Sheffield onto the Derbyshire moors, see the map below. Both walks start from St. Luke's Church, Lodge Moor, Sheffield and walk via the Mayfield Valley, Fox House, Longshaw, Grindleford to Hathersage.
The 9 mile walk finishes at the halfway check-in at the Hathersage Methodist Church Hall, and transport is provided for walkers back to St. Luke's Church, Lodge Moor.
The 17 mile walk leaves Hathersage, towards Brookfield Manor and Dennis Knoll, from where it climbs up to Stanage Edge, passes Redmires Reservoir and back to St. Luke's Church, Lodge Moor.
Go to http://www.sheffieldnighthike.org.uk/ for more details on the walk, and http://www.sheffieldnighthike.org.uk/register.html to register to be part of the walk!
Also head to www.christianaid.org.uk to find out about the amazing work that Christian Aid do all over the world.