A great number of the good people of Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd came together on Saturday 6th of March for a sponsored walk to raise funds for Lifeline Calderdale.
"Lets not walk away, lets walk together" was an incredible show of support for charity and the local families who had lost loved ones too early to the temptations and abuses of alcohol and drugs.
The event was organised by Belinda Jones, sister of two of the fallen young men, and looks set to become an annual event.
On a personal note, I was extremely disappointed to see that vast majority of the people there were from the original working class families of the area, with the organic-flapjack-juggling middle class "chatterati", as well as almost all of our elected representatives, being conspicuously absent.
Sure it would be lovely to have wifi hotspots around the town, and I agree, its terrible the way people are treated in Tibet, but come on, people are dying on your doorstep too.
Drugs and alcohol do not care whether you use long words, they don't care whether you're rich or poor, eat sliced white bread or tofu. They can affect EVERYONE.