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Wisbech team laces up walking shoes to take on the world for Save the Children



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A band of volunteers have started their second ‘Walk the world’ fundraising event and are set to take on even more miles.

Last year Seven committee members from the Wisbech branch of Save the Children took on the challenge to ‘Walk the World’ with a target of 2,786 miles to help boost the charity coffers after the pandemic .

This year the hardy group are tackling the distance between Wisbech and the African state of Sierra Leone a total of 4,368.3.

From left to right are Stanley Spinks, Vanita Lightfoot, Nicky Ketley and Wendy Smith. (57519046)
From left to right are Stanley Spinks, Vanita Lightfoot, Nicky Ketley and Wendy Smith. (57519046)

The challenge is based around one of the countries where the charity works, and last year the distance completed was from Wisbech to Syria.

The team will have to up their weekly mileage count which last year was around 250 miles to 280 this time.

It is going to be a hard work as the team are taking on more miles but they hope to hit their fundraising target of £1,000.

Vanita Lightfoot, from Wisbech Save the Children branch, who is one of those taking part, said: “Save the Children doesn’t just work abroad, it works here in this country too.

“We are busy organising sponsor forms at outlets in the community, but we will be at Wisbeach Rock Festival and also the Parson Drove car and bike show where people can come and donate.

“We are aiming to complete the challenge by November so people will have plenty of time to sponsor and we will be giving regular updates on our progress, so watch this space.”



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