Get on board for burns char­ity

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

A GROUP of chil­dren have set them­selves an in­spir­ing chal­lenge to walk 13 miles of the cap­i­tal’s streets.

They are tak­ing on The Mo­nop­oly Board Chal­lenge, a walk­ing tour of the land­marks as­so­ci­ated with the popular board game, on Satur­day, Septem­ber 20.

All the chil­dren are burns vic­tims who now ei­ther live in the UK or are hav­ing treat­ment at the fa­mous McIn­doe Sur­gi­cal Cen­tre, in East Grin­stead.

They have all been helped by Chil­dren Of Fire, a char­ity based in North­wood, and their aim is to raise as much money as pos­si­ble to en­able the char­ity to con­tinue its vi­tal work.

Among the group are Sizwe Jones, 13, orig­i­nally from South Africa, his adop­tive sis­ter Do­rah, 20, and friends Wendy, Fe­leng and Zanele.

Ev­ery­one is wel­come to join the walk, but if you can­not make it, you can spon­sor one or all of the chil­dren – go to www. just­giv­ and add / Sizwe-Jones1, /Wendy-Ntswane, /Do­rah-Jones, /Fe­leng-Ma­hamotse or /Zanele-Jeza1/.

To take part in the walk, meet at Ele­phant and Cas­tle Tube sta­tion at 10am. Wear com­fort­able walk­ing shoes and pack a drink, a snack and rain­wear.

Go to www.getwest for a longer re­port and a spe­cial Chil­dren Of Fire video


■ BIG DAY: Zanele and Nel­son, two South African chil­dren on their way from Jo­han­nes­burg to London for plas­tic surgery thanks to Chil­dren Of Fire – with a mem­ber of the Vir­gin At­lantic flight crew

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