Get on board for burns charity
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. justgiving.com 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 london.co.uk 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