Walkers help raise cash for the Red Cross

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Hundreds of walkers will take to the scenic parkland surrounding Chatsworth house this weekend to raise money for charity.

Around 300 walkers are expected to take part in the Chatsworth Challenge this Sunday in a bid to raise money for the Red Cross.

A hundred more fund–raisers are due to take part in the Peak District Walk on September 23.

Organisers of the two events are aiming to raise £17,000 for the work of the Red Cross in Derbyshire and further afield.

Funds raised from the this weekend’s event will go towards the Derbyshire defib appeal, which aims to buy six new defibrillators for the area’s community first responder and event first aid teams.

The 25 mile walk starts and finishes in Baslow, with participants crossing Derbyshire’s gritstone edges, Eyam and Longstone moors, parts of the Monsal Trail and the grounds of Chatsworth House.

To take part in either event, people can visit www.redcross.org.uk/chatsworthchallenge and www.redcross.org.uk/peakdistrictwalk.

Alternatively they can contact fund–raiser Alex Gadsby on 0115 852 8016 or by emailing agadsby@redcross.org.uk