Walk from north Wales to Sip­son

215-mile trek for chil­dren’s char­ity

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Laura Hatcher

A YOUNG woman is walk­ing from north Wales to Sip­son to raise money for the char­ity Ac­tion for Chil­dren.

Rachael Roberts is due to com­plete the 215-mile, seven-day solo walk on Satur­day, Novem­ber 15.

The 22-year-old set off from her home town of Llan­dudno and ex­pected to ar­rive at the Grow Heathrow project in Viner­ies Close, Sip­son, after a week camp­ing and sleep­ing on friends and ac­quain­tances’ so­fas.

After a pre­vi­ous visit to the squat, in a for­mer nurs­ery on land once ear­marked for a third run­way for Heathrow Air­port, Miss Roberts said she asked her­self, ‘I won­der how long it would take to walk it?’

This led to the idea of the spon­sored walk to support Grow Heathrow’s eco-friendly work and raise money for the char­ity.

She will video her jour­ney and up­load it to her YouTube chan­nel for peo­ple to follow the ex­pe­ri­ence.

Ac­tion for Chil­dren is a char­ity that aims to help more than 300,000 chil­dren and young peo­ple across the UK who need their help and support to over­come tough ob­sta­cles in their lives. They deal with is­sues such as child de­pri­va­tion and abuse.

Visit www.just­giv­ing. c o m / Ra c h a e l - A n n e - Roberts2 to make a do­na­tion.

n BEST FOOT FOR­WARD: Rachael Roberts, who is on the road from Wales to Sip­son

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