Summer Family Day Out: Charity Canal Challenge

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Everyone’s welcome at local health charity, Leeds Cares’ Charity Canal Challenge on Sunday 14th July!.The event, in partnership with Canal & River Trust is encouraging people of all ages across Yorkshire to lead healthy and active lifestyles in support of a great cause. 

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Who are Leeds Cares?

As charity partner of Leeds Teaching Hospitals, Leeds Cares brings caring people together to inspire change. Our vision is a healthier world where everyone can access exceptional healthcare – here in Leeds, across Yorkshire and beyond.

Our collaborative approach with the NHS focuses on prevention, treatment and recovery, encouraging people to be healthy and active throughout their lives but ensuring exceptional healthcare is always there when needed.

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The Family Track

Leeds Cares is all about helping children get a healthy start in life and encouraging local communities to lead active and fulfilling lives. For the littlest legs, strollers and wheelchairs, the ‘Family Track’ is the most accessible route, a 4-mile fun family stroll from Kirkstall Forge to Leeds.This wheelchair and buggy friendly route is perfect for families with children of all ages, and there’s even a ‘Challenge Pack’ for under 12s with activities along the way!

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Get your walking boots on!

Registration is now open and tickets for a family of four cost just £22. All participants will be encouraged to fundraise for Leeds Cares, helping to raise as much as possible to support the work of our hospitals right here in Yorkshire.

Northern Rail is supporting the event with 50% off rail travel via their app, allowing participants to take the train one way, either before or after the event.

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For more information about Canal & River Trust and to download a free guide to the waterways on your doorstep visit:


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