Full Steam Ahead returns for second year after making hugely successful debut

Published on 28th June 2017

After making a hugely successful debut last year, LOROS is pleased to announce that Full Steam Ahead is returning for 2017.

The Hospice is once again teaming up with The Great Central Railway for the event, giving participants the chance to take a walk through the beautiful Leicestershire countryside before riding a train from Rothley Station.

Bookings are now being taken for the event, which is taking place on Saturday 1st October but with ticket numbers limited and last year’s event selling out within weeks, people are being urged to secure their slot as soon as possible.

LOROS Fundraising Co-ordinator Dave Nicklin said: “Last year’s Full Steam Ahead was without a doubt a huge success, so it was a no brainer when we decided to bring it back for a second year running.

“We’re making it bigger and better this time round, with a range of short and long distance walks for participants to choose from.”

More than 200 people took part in the event last year, with that number set to triple this time round, with 600 tickets up for grabs.

Those taking part can choose to walk five, eight, nine or 10 miles, each of which will end with a complimentary hog roast.

“This event is one for all the family, with dogs more than welcome to come along too; they’re even allowed to ride the train,” added Dave.

“We raised £5,000 from last year’s Full Steam Ahead and we’re hoping to raise that amount once again, plus more.”

Adult tickets for this event, which is sponsored by Western Power Distribution, start at £8, for the nine mile route, which is a walk only and no train ride.

For all other route options, adult tickets cost £18, with under 12’s £12 and under 3’s free.

For more information or to buy tickets visit loros.co.uk/steam

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