Walking the city boundary to raise cash for charity

Walkers are set to take part in the Mayor's Walk for Impetus
Walkers are set to take part in the Mayor's Walk for Impetus

Ten walkers are aiming to raise £5,000 for Brighton befriending charity Impetus, in an 18-mile walk around the boundary of Brighton and Hove.

The charity walk, organised by the city’s mayor Cllr Pete West, takes place on April 30, and will raise cash for charities he supports.

Brighton and Hove Impetus helps people who are lonely or isolated through disability, age or poor mental or physical health.

Cllr West said: “I love the work Impetus does to provide vital support for lonely and socially isolated people. Its a local charity that’s really close to my heart as it very much reflects Brighton’s inclusive and community-minded spirit. I’m delighted that they’ve got such a big involvement in the walk.”

Jo Ivens, CEO of Impetus, said: “The Mayor’s been a great friend to Impetus and the walk he’s organised is an inspiring event which its fantastic to be involved in. When you realise that around £10 pays for a whole week’s befriending, it gives you some idea of the difference the 5k we’re hoping to raise could make to people’s lives.”

To sponsor Impetus’s team of walkers, visit: www.bh-impetus.org/mayorswalk

To find out more about the Mayor’s Walk, visit: bit.ly/2ooE3wq