In February 2022, Eden’s Army staged the Garden’s Of Eden Tour. It was a simple plan to try to arrange for around twenty teams of walkers completing a twenty mile course around Kirklees. What followed was simply amazing. Support for Eden was quite unbelievable. Over eighty teams joined the event. Over four hundred and forty walkers, in the most brutal of weather, toured the parks and gardens of West Yorkshire. Our original target of £25,000 was blown out of the water and nearly £200,000 was raised.

We knew before this year’s event that there was another local girl facing the same challenge as Eden. So our plan next year is to stage another similar walk in support of both Beau and Eden. We have been talking to Eden’s family and a new event has been planned. It was such a privilege to be part of the Gardens of Eden Tour that we jumped at the chance of getting involved again.

The 2023 challenge is ‘Miles for Smiles’. These are two amazing girls who, despite the difficult times they have faced through their young lives, have always met those challenges head on with smiles. So for their smiles, we can walk some miles. Miles for Smiles will take place on June 24th, 2023, again starting and ending at Scholes Cricket Club. Maybe this year, the weather will be much kinder to us.