Sunrise Walk attracts entries

Walkers at last year's event.
Walkers at last year's event.

Places on a charity walk are being snapped up by people eager to show their support for families living with terminal illness and bereavement.

More than 100 people have already registered for the Ripon Sunrise Walk, which will take place as the sun rises over the city on Sunday, October 13.

The event aims to raise money for Saint Michael’s, the charity offering care to people from Ripon and the surrounding areas who are living with terminal illness.

Walkers will meet at Sawley village hall and begin a six-mile route through local beauty spots like Studley Deer Park, Fountains Hall and Ripon Cathedral before ending at the town hall where participants will be rewarded with a celebratory breakfast butty from local butchers, Appleton’s of Ripon.

Tony Collins, Saint Michael’s chief executive, said: “The Sunrise Walk has become a firm favourite on the Ripon events calendar over the last four years, with more people taking part each year.

“We’re keeping registrations open until Sunday, October 6, and I urge anyone who wants to take in the truly breathtaking views of Ripon with great people and a great atmosphere to sign up.”

The event, which is sponsored for the fourth year running by Ripon-based accountants and business advisors Eura Audit Ripon, costs £10 for adults and £5 for children to register.

Participants are also asked to raise personal sponsorship to help Saint Michael’s continue to provide its specialist services For further information or to get a registration form telephone 01423 879687 or visit the charity’s shop on North Street in Ripon.