More than 25,000 Wolverhampton residents taking part in the city's Beat the Street initiative are being asked to make a final push to help raise up to £1,000 for Compton Hospice.

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Over the past 5 weeks, 1 in 10 people living in Wolverhampton have been taking part in Beat the Street - the physical activity initiative that encourages people to walk and cycle by transforming the city into a giant game.

With the game finishing on Wednesday 3 May, participants are being urged to break the 196,000 mile barrier to help local charity Compton Hospice land a grand from game organisers Intelligent Health.

Compton Hospice PR and Marketing Officer Charlotte Lilley said: "We are delighted that the people of Wolverhampton have chosen to support Compton Hospice as part of the Beat the Street campaign and want to urge as many people as possible to get involved with the challenge.

"The money will go directly to funding patients and their families living with the effects of incurable illnesses.  This year the hospice is celebrating its 35th anniversary so why not help us mark this milestone by clocking up a few miles yourself?"

Beat the Street participants in Wolverhampton have already walked 140,700 miles for the competition. With 55,300 miles left to go, the organisers will be offering a variety of bonus events and prizes to help the city reach its target.

Councillor Paul Sweet, City of Wolverhampton Council Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing said: "It's great to see so many people taking part in Beat the Street, the game really has taken the city by storm. With only 1 week to go I'd encourage everyone to give it a final push and tap as many boxes as they can. Not only will we be supporting Compton Hospice but we want to see how far the city can travel together."

It is still not too late to take part and support this amazing cause, so if you haven't already, pick up a Beat the Street card at your nearest library or council leisure centre and start playing.

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  • released: Thursday 27 April, 2017