December 13 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
The Lord Mayor of Norwich will take on one of the shortest charity walks in history next month.
However, Keith Driver will have to walk across shattered glass barefooted when he undertakes the four metre challenge for his civic charity.
The Lord Mayor is hoping to raise thousands of pounds for domestic violence charity Leeway and is urging others to sign up to the glass walk at the Forum on Sunday September 22.
Mr Driver said he immediately agreed to do the charity event in his mayoral robes and chain.
“I am looking forward to it and I think it is going to be an experience to look forward to and worry about until the day it arrives. It is going to be a bit different. Leeway is a very important charity in Norwich; we need to give them all the support we can. If you can spare an afternoon, with me, to brave the glass walk to raise money for a worthy cause and see me walking barefooted over shards of glass in all my regalia then please sign up,” he said.
The entire event will last for about two hours and is open to all ages as long as under 18s have parental permission and supervision.
Mandy Proctor, chief executive of Leeway, said: “We are very fortunate this year to have the backing of the Lord Mayor as this year’s chosen civic charity. I’m delighted that he is taking part in the glass walk. So please, either sponsor the Lord Mayor or be sponsored yourself to brave this challenge. Without such events taking place, funds for our service will simply diminish.”
The event begins with training for the glass walk participants at 1.30pm with the glass walk starting at 2.30pm. There is a minimum sponsorship target of £150 with a £50 refundable deposit to guarantee your place.
If you would like to sponsor the Lord Mayor, send your donation to ‘The Norwich Civic Charity Appeal’, Glass Walk, Civic Office, Norwich, City Council, City Hall, Norwich, NR2 1NH.
To take part in the glass walk, email email@example.com or call 07775 334958.