Spiderwalk: A Student led charity hike to the Peak District today

2 November 2017

Tonight students from the University of Sheffield will embark on a 13 mile trek into the Peak District for charity.

The walk is organised by Raising and Giving Sheffield, a student led volunteering organisation, in support of: Whirlow Hall Farm, Sheffield Volunteering, Sheffield Mind and Mums in Need.

The hike will start at 6pm this evening in the Student Union and halfway through the students will stop at Whirlow Hall Farm for a meal before continuing on to the Peak District.

Joe Hewitt, one of the organisers of the Spiderwalk, said: “Students seem excited, a lot of this event is new this year – we’ve changed the route and the halfway point, so it should be a fresh new experience which is exciting for everyone.

Students in attendance can expect live music, a barbeque party and a night bar.

The goal for this year’s hike is £11,000 and it will go towards helping disadvantaged kids, supporting mental health and assisting mothers in abusive relationships.

Hewitt remarked that promoting the event was the most challenging part. He carried on to say:

“We appreciate that students are busy so we had to push quite hard to get the ticket numbers to where we want them to be.”


Written by Umanga Perera

Second Year Journalism Student

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