Cubs to walk Hitchin’s Windmill Hill in aid of victims of violence in Mozambique

Hitchin cubs are set to raise money for charity on Wednesday evening on Windmill Hill.

Hitchin cubs are set to raise money for charity on Wednesday evening on Windmill Hill. - Credit: Archant

A collection of eager cubs will be walking up and down Windmill Hill on Wednesday evening to raise money for a charity helping victims of violence in Africa.

Hitchin 3rd Cubs will be on the hill from 6.30pm to 8pm to raise money for Actionaid in Mozambique.

The idea behind the event – which is attempting to cover the equivalent distance as an ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro – came from a father of one of the cubs.

Dad Graham Pither, from Alexandra Road, Hitchin – whose eight year-old daughter Katherine Pither attends St Andrews Primary and Nursery School – will be travelling to Mozambique in October to help build a centre for the victims of violence in the countryside to the north of the capital Maputo.

Inspiring Graham said: “Violence is rarely reported because victims lack the confidence to speak out fearing reprisals or compromising family honour.

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“This centre we are building will house health, legal, police and support services giving victims the support and confidence to speak out, see justice done and reduce violence in the community.

“I am paying all of my costs – flights, accommodation and food – but want to raise £3,000 towards the construction of this much needed centre.

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“To donate visit as every £1 will make a difference.”

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