HUDDERSFIELD people are being invited to put on their walking boots to raise cash for charity.

An eight-day fundraiser – called the Walk of Roses – is being held in May to raise money for Meningitis UK.

The walk, from Blackpool to Bridlington, crosses Lancashire and Yorkshire. People can choose to join the trek at any time, for any distance.

It starts from Blackpool on May 3 and passes through Preston, Burnley, Addingham, Wetherby, Selby, Market Weighton and Driffield before ending in Bridlington on May 10.

Chief executive of Meningitis UK Steve Dayman, who lost his son to meningitis in 1982, will be among those taking part.

He said: “We are looking for as many people as possible to join us during this fundraiser.

“People can help reach our target by either being sponsored to take part in a stage of the walk, collecting in the towns and villages as we pass through or by sponsoring a friend or colleague.

“Their support will enable us to make a significant contribution to vaccine development, so please come and join us for any stage of this picturesque journey.”

Everyone who takes part is given a free, commemorative T-shirt.

For further information call David Mountford on 0117 373 7373 or visit