Beachy Head walk nets hospice charity boost

A Great Ellingham fundraiser has walked the epic 750 mile journey from Beachy Head in East Sussex to Cape Wrath in the Scottish Highlands to raise funds for East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH).

A Great Ellingham fundraiser has walked the epic 750 mile journey from Beachy Head in East Sussex to Cape Wrath in the Scottish Highlands to raise funds for East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH).

Ian Greenfield, who undertook his challenge last summer, hosted an illustrated talk about his journey at Hingham Methodist Church on Friday (16), and recently handed over a cheque to EACH for �2,569.37.

Mr Greenfield, who is a fundraising fanatic and has walked from Hunstanton to Cromer barefoot and completed the three peaks challenge in 24 hours, said: 'EACH's Quidenham hospice is a worthy local charity and even though I don't have any experience of having to care for life-limited children, I recognise the importance of the fantastic care offered by the charity.

'I completed the walk in 42 days, backpacking and camping as I went, and had some amazing experiences along the way including being woken up in my tent by Red Deer stags calling to each other.


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'I am planning on doing other events to support EACH in the future and I am very grateful to all those who sponsored me for the Beachy Head to Cape Wrath challenge.'

Danielle Clarke, EACH's community fundraising co-ordinator for South Norfolk and Norwich, said: 'I am amazed by the lengths fundraisers will go to and all of us at EACH are incredibly grateful to Ian and all those who sponsored him on his journey.'

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If you are raising money for EACH, the fundraising team would love to hear from you - call: 01953 715559 / 01223 205180.

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