A Huddersfield charity has organised a fundraising summer walk to one of the town’s favourite landmarks.

It’s for the Yorkshire Children’s Centre (YCC) and will be on Sunday July 2 when the walkers will set off from Brian Jackson House on New North Parade and walk up to Castle Hill wearing bright clothes to raise awareness of the charity.

YCC is encouraging everyone to join in, including family, friends, children, neighbours and even dogs. If you, or someone you know might be interested in taking part in this event then register for free by going to https://bit.ly/42mHuoO

There is also an option to fundraise for YCC. The walk starts at 10am and should take around an hour with a photo opportunity at the end at Castle Hill.

Walkers are urged to wear something yellow or bright so they stand out.

The Yorkshire Children’s Centre has its roots back to 1974 when it was set up by visionary educationalist Brian Jackson and has been helping families ever since. It now focuses on four key areas – education, health and wellbeing, employability and healthy relationships.

But the services are costly to run at £3m a year.

Brian Jackson colleges in Huddersfield and Heckmondwike provide education for up to 80 young people aged 13-16 who have social, emotional and mental health difficulties and have been permanently excluded or are at risk of exclusion from mainstream schools.

The charity also works with some of the most disadvantaged people in Kirklees to try to get them into training or work.

The YCC promotes healthy relationships at its child contact centres supporting parents, grandparents or other family members who are no longer living with their children or there has been a breakdown in family relationships.

As part of a scheme called Thriving Kirklees involving several organisations, the YCC provides a range of services including Safety in the Home and Safety Rangers for school children. It also offers health, nutrition and wellbeing support to families in need.

For more information on the sponsored walk go to https://bit.ly/42hBwp3 or contact the team by email at fundraising@yccuk.org.uk or phone 01484 519988.

Written by ANDY HIRST who runs his own Yorkshire freelance journalism agency AH! PR (https://ah-pr.com/) specialising in press releases, blogging, website content and copywriting.