Just tak­ing the dog for a walk...

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - COUNTRYFILE - by Mike Ben­nett

ONE man and his dog from Hoth­field are train­ing for a marathon that he hopes will pro­duce huge sums for Can­cer Re­search UK. Hoth­field farmer Peter Howard and his labrador dog Honey are plan­ning the 240-mile cross­coun­try trek from Worces­ter to Ash­ford in three weeks with fel­low farmer John Ballard in me­mory of rel­a­tives who died from the dis­ease last year. Set­ting off at the end of next month the parish coun­cil­lor, who runs his mixed sheep and arable en­ter­prise on the edge of the vil­lage, is hop­ing to be home in time for his 60th birth­day on July 14. He said: “With the un­sea­son­able early spring weather I am con­cerned that the har­vest could be early which could bring prob­lems, but I am de­ter­mined to com­plete the chal­lenge and would wel­come spon­sor­ship sup­port.”

Pic­ture: Chris Davey pd1204500

Hoth­field Farmer Peter Howard and his dog Honey who are em­bark­ing on a 240-mile spon­sored walk for Can­cer Re­search

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