Fundraisers walk 50 miles for Wearside charities

A pair from Murton completed a 50-mile walking challenge from Murton to Whitby at the weekend to raise money for two local charities.

Paul and Claire aimed to complete the 50-mile trek on foot in 24 hours to raise funds and awareness for Bradley Lowery’s Fight Against Neuroblastoma and Sunderland Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Not only did they manage to complete the challenge, but actually ended up walking over 60 miles due to going a little off course on their planned route.

They set off at 8:00am on Saturday morning and arrived in Whitby at 2:30am on Sunday walking through the night in aid of their chosen charities.

“We would like to thank everyone for their support and everyone who sponsored us to take on the challenge. It was a great challenge both physically and mentally and we are glad we were able to raise funds and awareness for both causes.”


“I can say this was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my life and I’m so proud of myself and Paul for what we achieved. It was worth all of the pain and blisters to help raise money for these amazing causes!”

“We would also like to thank Station Taxis who brought us back from Whitby after the walk free of charge, this was very much appreciated.”


You can still help Paul and Claire reach their fundraising target by donating at the following link

They are going to split the funds equally between Bradley Lowery’s Fight and Sunderland Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

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