For those who don’t know about NAPSAC, we came to exist after a number of Probation Officers and John Hunt (of the Parole Board – later to become Lord Hunt who conquered Everest with Sherpa Tensing in 1953) decided at Napo’s AGM in 1976 to do a walk to raise funds for Edridge. Since then individuals from Probation and Cafcass those connected to them or those with tenuous links, have met twice yearly at various hostels to participate in walking, talking, shopping, eating and drinking and general good times.
NAPSAC meets every May half term (so that children can attend) in one of the Lake District YHAs and in October in YHAs in Derbyshire, Wales or Yorkshire (over 18s only). Many of those originals still participate and last year was no exception with the 40th celebratory gathering at Hawes; where regulars and people from the past all got together for a weekend of celebration walks and fund raising.
NAPSAC is a wonderful opportunity for people to get together. You don`t have to be a hardened or experienced walker. The groups cater for all levels, even those who don`t want to walk at all but just be away from home and enjoy the British countryside. We stay in youth hostels and are provided with breakfast, packed lunches and a two course evening meal.
If this sounds like something you would like to try please contact NAPSAC Chair Caroline Coggin (Bewley) at email@example.com/caroline.bewley@.probation.gsi.gov.uk
Tel. 077125-73600 / 01772 601168