Citizens Advice Cornwall is launching a new challenge to the public to raise vital funds for the charity to support those facing the growing cost of living crisis in the county.

The Go The Extra Mile event takes place on Sunday 14 May at the National Trust’s Lanhydrock House, near Bodmin. Participants can walk one mile or Go the Extra Mile and do a two mile route around part of the historic estate. The event is open to families and has an accessible route for those with pushchairs or mobility aids.

Citizens Advice Cornwall Chief Executive, Gill Pipkin, said:

“As a local charity, we increasingly rely on local fundraising to maintain and expand our services to help the community through these difficult times.

“This is a fun way of contributing to those who need advice in their time of need and we’d love to see as many people as possible join us for the morning.”

The event starts at 9am. Entry is £15 for adults, £10 for children. Medals will be given to participants that raise over £20 and a goody bag is up for grabs for the highest fundraiser.

To register for the event, please visit www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/walk-the-extra-mile-tickets-535628347807 or email fundraising@citizensadvicecornwall.org.uk for more information.

Go the Extra Mile is part of a new Citizens Advice national event taking place across the country.

Citizens Advice Cornwall is a charity providing free, independent and confidential advice on a wide range of subjects for everyone in the community. Services include advice on welfare benefits, debt, housing, relationship issues, employment and redundancy, consumer, legal issues and more.

Last year Citizens Advice helped over 9,000 people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly writing-off debt worth over £1 million and gaining income worth £8.1 million for local people.