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Scouts, Cubs and Beavers step out for six mile charity trek for Water Aid

Kind-hearted group complete sponsored walk along the Sandstone Trail

Cubs, Beavers and Scouts from three local Scout groups on the charity walk

Cubs, Beavers and Scouts from three local Scout groups recently completed a six mile hike to raise money for poor and disadvantaged children around the world.

Cubs, Beavers and Scouts from three local Scout on a recent charity walk

Eighty five young people aged between six and 13 from 1st Sandstone (based on Bickerton Hill), 1st Malpas and 1st Tarporley Scout Groups, together with their leaders, families and friends, set out from the Bickerton Hill Scout headquarters on a bright sunny morning. They all completed the six miles along the Sandstone Trail to Beeston Castle with a picnic lunch in Bulkeley Woods half way along.

Cubs, Beavers and Scouts from three local Scout groups on a recent charity walk

Beaver leader Marcus Morris said: “The children deserve a prize for just turning up. Six miles is a daunting distance, especially for young six-year-old Beaver Scouts, and the fact they all completed the hike without complaint and then had enough energy to explore the castle does them all great credit.”

By completing the hike they raised more than £3,000 in sponsorship for the charity Water Aid. Water Aid helps to alleviate the shortage of clean water around the world, not just for drinking but for hygiene and other uses.

Among the effects of dirty water is diarrhoea which is the second biggest child killer worldwide, and the money raised by the young people this year will be sufficient to set up a permanent supply of clean water for 200 people.

In the six years the annual hike has been running it has raised more than £14,000.

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