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Deputy Commissioner steps out for charity with the High Sheriff

Deputy Commissioner steps out for charity with the High Sheriff

Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa will be putting best foot forward on Friday (15 August) to support Derbyshire High Sheriff David Coleman's charity walk.

The High Sheriff, a former Chief Constable, started his 222 mile walk of the entire county boundary on 1 August. His aim is to raise funds that will help divert young people from crime and anti-social behaviour and also support the Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation.

Mr Dhindsa, who will be joining the walk at Grindleford Railway Station, said: "The High Sheriff is determined to bring much needed funds to two charities that are invaluable to Derbyshire and I shall be delighted to support him."

The High Sheriff's Fund asks people to donate whatever they can afford to support the voluntary sector in picking up the challenge of steering young people in the right direction. His other charity, the Mountain Rescue organisation, is also run by volunteers who are ready to assist the emergency services at any time and in all weathers.

Mr Dhindsa added: "The funds raised will support initiatives which contribute towards delivering the Police and Crime Plan, including the help provided in search operations by the Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation."

The Deputy Commissioner recently attended the 50th Anniversary of the Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation to see first-hand the valuable work they do to rescue and protect those in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside.

Friday's walk will go from Grindleford to Longshaw, Burbage Bridge, Stanage Edge and Cutthroat Bridge, finishing at Ladybower Inn. This walk takes in part of the county boundary route that it is hoped will be known as The High Sheriff's Way.

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Posted on Thursday 14th August 2014
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