30-hour walk raises £700 for charity
An Ashford man’s determination to complete a gruelling 100km walk enabled him to raise more than £700 for a charity close to his heart.
Alan McKenna, 53, completed the Trans Pennine Challenge – a major charity walk from Manchester to Sheffield – in 30 hours, despite having done little prewalk training.
He took part to raise funds for Mesothelioma UK, which helps victims who suffer from the asbestos-related condition.
Mr McKenna, who teaches law at the University of Kent in Canterbury, decided to walk for the charity because relatives have suffered from this condition.
He said: “The walk was across a whole variety of terrains, and it was windy and wet from time to time.
“I did some training but really not enough so I was very pleased to cross the finish line as it was really tough.”
Although he walked on his own he was among 600 people taking part in the challenge – all raising cash for charities. Anyone who would like to make a donation can do so at www.justgiving.com/Alan-Mckenna1