A BRADFORD charity has completed a 10-mile walk to raise awareness of its work with asylum-seekers and refugees.

The 'Walking Together event, the annual sponsored walk organised by BEACON, took place on Wednesday for Refugee Week.

BEACON, which addresses practical and spiritual needs of asylum seekers and refugees living in the Bradford district, responded to this year's Refugee Week theme, 'We Cannot Walk Alone'.

The walkers set off from City Hall for the 10-mile route to Leeds, which largely followed the canal path, finishing at Kirkstall Abbey. To keep in line with safe Covid safety guidance, the number of walkers was limited to 30.

BEACON Trustee Will Sutcliffe said: “Over the past 15 years BEACON’s work has addressed in practical ways the many failings in the UK asylum system. This walk was a great way to stretch the legs, enjoy good company and beautiful countryside, and raise support for our important work”.

The walk is part of a programme of local events for Refugee Week. Visit bradfordforeveryone.co.uk