Hunting for our unsung heroes

NDET  94805'Sarah Revill, Rachel Lenthall and Jessica Williams are pictured lunching Chesterfield's Whit Walk with a Jubilee theme and asking people to nominate 'Defenders of the Faith'.
NDET 94805'Sarah Revill, Rachel Lenthall and Jessica Williams are pictured lunching Chesterfield's Whit Walk with a Jubilee theme and asking people to nominate 'Defenders of the Faith'.
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A SEARCH for the area’s unsung heroes – whose stories will feature in a special Diamond Jubilee ‘Whit Walk’ – has been launched by a church group.

Chesterfield-based Christian Education wants to hear about the people of the town who have helped others throughout their lives by acts of kindness and selflessness.

The group is organising a ‘Whit Walk’ to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee to be held on Monday, June 4, which with include a procession of floats featuring the photographs and stories of the nominated heroes.

Procession secretary, Chris Townsend from Christian Education, said: “The Jubilee Procession will be the most exciting since the Millennium, with some thirty plus churches involved. The leading float will be dedicated to H.M. The Queen in her role as ‘Defender of the Faith’ and other floats will highlight other famous defenders of the faith.

“We are very keen though to celebrate the work of the unsung heroes of the Christian faith who by definition would never talk about what they do.

“We hope that by highlighting their work in this way they will become examples to encourage others to be Good Samaritans.”

On April 19, a special evening will be held at 7.30pm at Central Methodist Church where all of the information about nominees will be collated.

The Whit Walk procession will gather in front of the Town Hall at 9.45am on June 4, and set off along Tose Hill at 10.05am.

To nominate your unsung heroes, contact Chris Townsend by emailing cechesterfield@gmail.com