Crayford charity workers prepare to walk 52 miles to raise funds
PUBLISHED: 13:15 05 June 2015 | UPDATED: 13:15 05 June 2015
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They are undertaking the walk for deafblind children and adults.
Five tireless charity workers from Crayford will walk 52 miles to raise money for deafblind children and adults.
The team- Adrian Darkin, Brian Smith, Emma Byrne, Julie Bishop and Marc Kimpton- all work for Sense, the national deafblind charity.
They will be taking on the notorious RidgeWalk, and they are starting their trek on June 20.
They will follow the Ridgeway- the oldest road in Britain- and are aiming to complete the trek by midday the following day.
Brian Smith said: “52 miles is the equivalent of walking two marathons, back to back. A daunting challenge, but the blisters will be for a very worthy cause.
“We will walk day and night until we reach our destination, hopefully around Sunday lunchtime.”
The team held a fundraising event in Sidcup last week and so far they have managed to raise £675 towards their target of £1,500.
Adrian Darkin added: “We’re extremely grateful to the local community for their generous support.
“We’ve all been training hard for our mammoth trek which even involves night-trekking.
“Although it’s going to be a real challenge, knowing first-hand how the money raised will help deafblind people will keep us going till the end.”
To sponsor the team you can visit www.justgiving.com/teams/crayford