Bovis Homes, the developer behind Stanton Cross, is sponsoring the International Waendel Walk 2017, which is due to take place later this month on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May.
Thousands of people from Wellingborough and the surrounding areas are due to take part in the Walk this year. The Waendel Walk is the only internationally registered walk in the UK and it also attracts visitors from around the world.
There are routes available from 5km to 42km across the weekend and each route runs through Wellingborough and surrounding parishes and villages. They start and finish at the Castle Theatre in Wellingborough.
Paul Soutar, Bovis Homes, Divisional Operations Director, responsible for Stanton Cross, said:
"We are very happy to support the Waendel Walk this year, an event which Wellingborough should be truly proud of. Thousands of people from all over Northampton and further afield are taking part this year and all at Bovis Homes are thrilled to be able to sponsor this exciting event.
"As the Stanton Cross Development progresses, we are looking forward to getting involved in and supporting more events like this in the local community".
Julia Wells, events officer at Wellingborough Council, added:
"The walk is made possible thanks to the hard work of the Waendel Walk Working Party and the Council's generous sponsors, so we are very grateful to Bovis Homes for their donation. It's an incredibly popular event in Wellingborough and we are looking forward to welcoming walkers, families and charities from all over the world."
Alongside the sponsorship of this year's Waendel Walk, Bovis Homes has also set up the Stanton Cross Community Award, a fund created to support local groups and projects in Wellingborough. £1,000 is awarded each quarter to a local group.
Local groups interested in finding out more or applying for future awards can do so by visiting the Stanton Cross website www.stantoncross.co.uk/community.