Local MP Andrew Bingham is this week recovering from his 65-mile walk around the High Peak, which has so far raised almost £5000 for Glossop-based charity High Peak Women’s Aid.
High Peak Women’s Aid has supported families experiencing domestic abuse across the High Peak for 35 years. They support up to 400 women, men, children and young people every year, working with them to overcome current difficulties and contributing to improvements in their overall safety and wellbeing.
The active MP walked from the Snake Pass inn, through Glossop to Hayfield, through New Mills and Whaley Bridge to Buxton, then on through Peak Forest to Castleton, and through Hope and Bamford before finishing at the Snake Pass inn again.
Along the way, he called in on Mettrick’s Butchers in Glossop and Buxton Water, who both sponsored the hike. The main sponsor was The Dow Chemical Company, and other sponsors were No.6 The Square Tearooms, Cottage Craft Spirals, HD Sharman, High Peak Radio, Lafarge Tarmac, Glossop Business Network, Federal Mogul, Mountain Warehouse, The Royal Hotel Hayfield, The Old Hall Hotel in Buxton, and The Cheshire Cheese in Castleton.
Andrew has also raised over £1000 so far on his JustGiving page – www.justgiving.com/HighPeakHike2014 – and he hopes to raise a bit more now the hike is finished, to take the total amount raised to over £5000.
“I’m absolutely delighted to have raised so much money for High Peak Women’s Aid. Nearly £5000 is a tremendous amount of money, and I want to thank all the companies who have sponsored me, as well as everyone who has individually sponsored me – they’ve been so generous, and I hope to still raise a little bit more, to push the total over the £5000 mark.
“I’m still quite sore, but it was definitely worth it – not only for the views of the stunning countryside we live alongside, but also for the amount I raised, which has far exceeded any of the previous hikes I’ve done.”