Cambridge to Ely trek helps raises hundreds for FLACK

PUBLISHED: 10:55 20 December 2012

from left: Ramona, Hannah, Brian, James, Jerry (front), Jim and Diane

from left: Ramona, Hannah, Brian, James, Jerry (front), Jim and Diane

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VOLUNTEERS and staff for homeless charity FLACK raised hundreds of pounds by taking on a 17-mile trek from Cambridge to Ely.

The nine-strong group set off from Cambridge at 9:30am and walked along the river, handing out copies of their magazine, which is written in Cambridge by the group’s homeless members.

A spokesman said: “Mid-walk we dined at the Five Miles From Anywhere Inn where we enjoyed massive plates of fish and chips to keep us energised over the 17 mile journey.

“We tramped the rest of the journey through melting frost and mud and we needed our torches to finish the trip.”

The walk, which finsihed at 6.30pm, was organised and led by Brian Skilton, a FLACK peer and vendor who wanted to walk to Ely to raise money as well as to commemorate the tragic death of his brother 10 years ago. Brian raised more than £600.

FLACK gives homeless people a community, a voice, and training in order to support them to recover from the trauma of their homelessness and look towards their future.

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