NSPCC Asks: Can You HACK it?
|Author: Dawn Bailey||Published: 21st April 2010 11:23|
TV presenter and keen outdoors enthusiast Julia Bradbury is calling on members of the public in and around London to play their part in ending child cruelty by taking part in the first Central London HACK (Hike Against Cruelty to Kids) on Saturday 17 July 2010.
The London Loop HACK is a 20-mile sponsored challenge walk in aid of the charity's Child's Voice Appeal. The Child's Voice Appeal will help to expand the NSPCC's vital helpline services - ChildLine the UK's free, confidential 24-hour helpline for children and the NSPCC Helpline for adults concerned about a child.
The scenic route goes through the heart of London, and crosses the Millennium, Blackfriars and Westminster Bridges as well as taking in Hyde Park, Regents Park and Primrose Hill.
The registration fee is only £15 per person and the walk is for over 18s only. For more information, online registrations and payments, please log on to www.nspcc.org.uk/hack call 020 7650 3426 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Final registration date is 5 July 2010.
The original HACK ran for four years in Yorkshire between 2005-2008. In 2009 the HACK went ‘national' with five walks. Due to their continued success, this year the NSPCC has increased the number of hikes to eight, in the following places, varying between 20 to 25 miles:
• Saturday 26 June - Malvern Hills - 25 miles
• Saturday 17 July - London Loop - 20 miles
• Saturday 4 September - Ingleborough -Yorkshire Dales National Park - 24 miles
• Sunday 5 September - Cotswolds - 25 miles
• Saturday 11 September - Binevenagh Challenge, Northern Ireland - 23 miles
• Sunday 12 September - East Budleigh, East Devon - 25 miles
• Saturday 18 September - Llyn Peninsula Challenge - Wales - 24 miles
• Sunday 19 September - Hampshire, South Downs - 21 miles
Commenting on the HACKs, Julia Bradbury, said: "It's a great honour to help the NSPCC launch its hiking challenges - HACKs (Hikes Against Cruelty to Kids) this year. Walking is a great way to keep fit and it can also have an uplifting effect on your mood. This is the first year that the NSPCC has organised a HACK in central London and the route is guaranteed to take you through some of the most thrilling sites and scenery in the Capital. The NSPCC HACKs are all around 25 miles and will definitely be a challenge. So, whether you're an experienced walker, or someone new to walking, get your walking boots on, start training and get yourself registered for the HACK in London. It's a great way to raise money for the NSPCC to help support vulnerable and abused children. Happy walking!"
For further details of each route please log on to www.nspcc.org.uk/HACK
For further information please contact Dawn Bailey at the NSPCC press office on Tel: 01293 651841 or e-mail: email@example.com
Out of hours mobile: 07966 527987
Photo caption: Julia Bradbury is supporting this year's HACK