Walk in aid of Derbyshire LGBT+ on 19th century campaigner Edward Carpenter's birthday

A sponsored walk to raise money for Derbyshire LGBT+ will be held on the 177th birthday of 19th century campaigner Edward Carpenter.

Friday, 13th August 2021, 11:12 pm
A five-mile sponsored walk will take place from Chesterfield to Millthorpe on Sunday, August 29. Photo by PIxabay

Chesterfield’s mayor Councillor Glenys Falconer will start the five-mile walk on August 29, 2019, at 11am in Holmebrook Valley Park.

Participants are expected to arrive at the Royal Oak, Millthorpe, at 2pm where they will be greeted by the chairman of North East Derbyshire District Council, Councillor Martin Thacker.

The off-road, cross country route which includes a number of stiles is one that would have been known to Edward Carpenter who often walked from Chesterfield to Millthorpe where he lived.

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Edward was an English socialist, author, poet, environmentalist and LGBT+ rights campaigner at a time when Oscar Wilde was jailed for homosexuality and the majority of gay London fled to Paris.

To donate for the sponsored walk and support Derbyshire LGBT+, which has an office on Rutland Road, Chesterfield, go to: justgiving.com/carpenterwalk

To confirm your participation in the walk, email: [email protected]