Civil engineers walking group makes a contribution to Shropshire Youth Charity

A group of seventeen civil engineers and their families paid their first visit to Shropshire, the former home of the first President of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Thomas Telford, on a walking weekend organised by the Civil Engineers Club.

Yvonne Aust, Shropshire Branch Chair handing donation to walk leader Cath Murphy.
Yvonne Aust, Shropshire Branch Chair handing donation to walk leader Cath Murphy.

Walkers came from as far afield as Kent, Lancashire, Wiltshire and Yorkshire, to join up with local engineers in Church Stretton for their annual walking weekend.

Walking group in Shropshire Hills
Walking group in Shropshire Hills

Catherine Murphy, a local guide, organised a 12 mile and a 6 mile walk taking in the Shropshire Hills during the weekend, which included lunch stops at popular pubs en-route.

In thanks for Catherine's services the walkers made a contribution of £75.00 to local charity, South Shropshire Youth Forum, a not for profit registered charity, set up in 1998 to help young people aged 11-25 in South Shropshire.

Catherine said: "The donation will be helpful to the vital work of the charity and will create opportunities for local young people to experience challenging outdoor activities during the forthcoming months."

Tony Barber, Civil Engineers Club walking group organiser said: "We are pleased to encourage local young people to try some outdoor adventures with the South Shropshire Youth Forum."

The walkers praised the outstanding scenery, exceptional standard of tourist accommodation, and friendly welcome they received in Shropshire, and vowed to return to see more of the county.

To find out more about walking activities with the Civil Engineers Club contact:
Tony Barber