A CHARITY is looking for walkers who are keen to take on a tough challenge, make new friends and raise money for a deserving local cause.

The Dave Holman Challenge is an annual walk which aims to raise funds for Tiny Steps, a Northwich-based children’s charity run by Martin and Laura Clifton.

Now in its fifth year, the walk is held in memory of David Holman, a friend of the charity who was killed in a road accident in 2016.

This year's challenge will take place on Saturday May 21, starting with breakfast at the spectacular Art Deco Midland Hotel in Morecambe and finishing with a buffet and drinks in Blackpool.

The walk follows the stunning Lancashire Coastal Path for 32 miles to finish at Blackpool Tower. The route runs through the picturesque marina at Glasson Dock and past the 12th Century Cockersand Abbey, with several options for refreshments along the way.

There will also be a 24-mile version, finishing at Fleetwood, where tired walkers will be able to catch a tram along the promenade to Blackpool.

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The walks are in memory of Dave Holman, who was killed ina  road accident in 2016.

The Tiny Steps committee is looking for walkers willing to take on the challenge and raise money for the charity. Coach transport will be provided to and from Northwich on the day and walkers must raise at least £50 prior to the event, to be eligible to take part.

Challenge organiser, Nick Yates, said: "I checked the route out recently and was hugely impressed with the scenery.

"Most people from Cheshire automatically head up to the Lake District for a scenic walk, but the Lancashire Coastal Path really is a hidden gem."

Anyone interested in taking part should contact Nick Yates on 07584419540 or nick@sedgemont.com before April 1, latest. The organisers are also looking for additional sponsorship from local businesses who would like to be associated with the great work Tiny Steps is currently doing with families in Northwich and Winsford.

Tiny Step’s aim is to provide a sensory play area and social cafe for children and young people with additional needs and their families.

For further information on Tiny Steps please visit www.tiny-steps.co.uk.