Steelmaker’s employees stride out to raise £2,000 for hospice

Staff across the South-Yorkshire based Liberty Special Steels have walked 15 miles to raise £2,000 for the Bluebell Wood CHildren’s Hospice.

It was their inaugural ‘Legs of Steel’ walk, and involved more than 50 people including friends and family walking the 15-mile route from Liberty’s site in Stocksbridge to the finish at its Rotherham HQ. The route took in some of South Yorkshire’s trademark countryside and passed the historic Grade I listed Wentworth Woodhouse in the village of Wentworth.

Alexandra Bee, Internal Communications Manager said: “The walk was a great opportunity to bring colleagues together outside of work while raising money for a worthy local cause, which provides much needed support for severely-ill children and their families.

“Hopefully the ‘Legs of Steel’ walk will become a permanent fixture in Liberty Speciality Steels’ calendar, providing our staff’s legs aren’t too sore this morning!”

Corporate Fundraiser for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice Julie Hampson said: “We are so thankful to everyone who took part in the walk. Your support helps us care for children and young adults whose lives are sadly just too short, both in their own homes and at our hospice in North Anston.

“We need £11,000 a day to keep our doors open, and only around 10% of our funding is from the government, so support like this really does make a difference, and means we can be there for families during incredibly difficult times.”