Charity walk returns to Midlothian this weekend

A 5km charity walk returns to Midlothian this weekend after a three year absence due to the coronavirus pandemic.

By Kevin Quinn
Tuesday, 3rd May 2022, 7:00 am

Cancelled in 2020 and 2021, the Walk of Hope was first held in 2015 to raise money for Chris's House (Centre for Help, Response & Intervention Surrounding Suicide), the first 24 hour non-medical crisis centre in Scotland.

The event takes place at 4.15am on Saturday at Shawfair Park and Ride, to begin the walk while the sky is still dark and finish as dawn breaks.

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A previous Midlothian Walk of Hope.

Walk of Hope began in 2015, with the first Chris’s House opened in Wishaw, followed by a property on Newmills Road Dalkeith in August 2021, offering counselling to those who feel suicidal.