Purple Flag charity walk – this Friday
Pull on your walking shoes this Friday to celebrate the Nottingham’s Purple Flag Status and raise funds for a vital night time support service.
The Twilight Charity Walk will take place on Friday 23 September and form part of Purple Flag Week (19-25 September), helping to demonstrate community support and pride for Nottingham at night.
The weeklong celebration has been planned to highlight the fact that, once again, the city’s night time offering, and efforts to continually improve cleanliness and safety, have been deemed to be amongst the best in the country.
If you’d like to take part in the walk, meet by the left lion in Old Market Square at 8pm on 23 September and wear purple. You will be joined by a host of musicians and entertainers on a route around the city, designed to showcase the cultural and leisure offerings available after dark.
The event will also be used to collect donations for the Street Pastors scheme, which is a charitable initiative that offers help and support to those in need in the city centre at night.
“We’ve arranged the Twilight Charity Walk to bring the community together and celebrate the great offering that Nottingham has at night,” commented Sylvia Manser, Chief Executive of We Are Nottingham Leisure, one of the key partners involved in the city’s Purple Flag status.
“This is about people joining forces to show what a vibrant place the city is in the evening and to raise some much needed funds for the Street Pastors at the same time. They do a great job and were an important part of the whole Purple Flag Status process.
“I would urge anyone that wants to support our city to come and join in the fun on 23 September and I know that many of the bars, restaurants and venues across the city will be providing special offers and discounts to those taking part as a way of saying thank you.”
Other highlights of Purple Flag Week (19-25 September) include a celebration of Nottingham’s cultural talent at the Broadway Cinema, special offers in bars and restaurants across the city, Purple Flags flying in Market Square and from the Castle, and key city centre buildings, including the Council House and Cornerhouse, illuminated in purple.
For more information on Nottingham’s Purple Flag Status and Purple Flag Week, visit www.mynottingham.gov.uk/purpleflag