HoH Campaign: Trek-tastic plan

PUBLISHED: 14:38 02 March 2006 | UPDATED: 13:17 04 May 2010

Photo: RICHARD MARSHAM

Photo: RICHARD MARSHAM

A TEAM of walkers from Soham and Little Downham will be taking part in a mammoth cross-border 270-mile, 10-day trek in support of our Help Our Hospice Campaign. The group of four all work for Wates Construction, one of the largest privately-owned constru

A TEAM of walkers from Soham and Little Downham will be taking part in a mammoth cross-border 270-mile, 10-day trek in support of our Help Our Hospice Campaign.

The group of four all work for Wates Construction, one of the largest privately-owned construction companies in the country, and they have set themselves an incredible target of raising £200,000 for EACH with their hike across the Pennine Way in June.

Wates project manager Robert Setchwell said plans for the gruelling 270-mile walk were prompted by our campaign, launched last week.

"The walk works out to a marathon a day over the course of 10 days, starting in Edale, going through the Yorkshire Dales and Northumberland and ending up in Kirk Yetholm in Scotland."

Mr Setchwell will be joined by John Norton, 38, Richard Pettit, 49, and Hughie Cafferkey, 54, who will be acting as the group's safety fallback.

The team will soon be approaching all of their suppliers and contractors from sponsorship for the trek.

"The idea is that companies buy a mile of our journey for £750," Mr Setchwell said.

"We will take photos of each mile as we go and we hope to present each sponsor with their mile when we get back."

He said that each of the group will also be raising individual sponsorship from friends and family.

The group has also appealed for donations of equipment for their journey. He added that Ordnance Survey has already donated maps for the journey.

Contact: 01638 666406.

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