Beacon launches charity walk

Orion Media's Beacon Radio is organising a 10-mile Walk of the Black Country to raise money for local charities.

The event on 19th June will be in aid of Promise Dreams, with a percentage of funds also going to the Dudley and Wolverhampton Mayors' charity appeals.

Promise Dreams is a registered children's charity, dedicated to fulfilling the dreams of seriously ill and terminally ill children and their families. Money raised will go to children who are seriously or terminally ill to provide treatment, help and support for both them and their families.

The Walk of the Black Country will start at Himley Hall, Dudley and finish at Wolverhampton Racecourse in Dunstall, Wolverhampton.

Matt Ramsbottom, managing director at Beacon told "We’re really excited about our Walk of the Black Country and hope that lots of people will join us. By supporting our charities and taking part listeners will be making a real difference to the lives of local people across our region, when they need it most. It’s going to be a fun, exciting event and a great opportunity to get fit and healthy at the same time!"

Beverley Bird from Promise Dreams added: "We’re so pleased to be part of this event – 10 miles is a challenge but it’s certainly achievable and I’m sure the crew from Beacon will keep everyone going! This is a great opportunity to raise money for such a good cause. Whether the child would like a holiday, a toy, medical treatment or equipment, or even the chance to meet their favourite celebrity, Promise Dreams is dedicated and committed to help."

Stars already signed up for the walk alongside Beacon presenters include singer Beverley Knight and TV presenter Suzi Perry.

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