Paul in mam­moth trek for scouts

Macclesfield Express - - MACCLESFIELD PEOPLE -

A WALKER is pre­par­ing to trek 550 miles across Eng­land in sup­port of lo­cal scouts.

Paul Truswell is tak­ing on a chal­lenge called the Trussy Trek in April this year.

It in­volves walk­ing east to west from Low­est­oft to Land’s End.

His aim to raise thou­sands of pounds for the 1st Hurds­field Scouts, Cubs and Beavers group so it can im­prove its Brock­le­hurst Av­enue fa­cil­i­ties.

It is the se­cond big walk he has taken on. In 2014 he walked 300 miles from Lind­is­farne off the coast of Northum­ber­land to the Isle of Iona off the west coast of Scot­land and raised £2,500 for the char­ity Cre8.

Paul said: “The walk is in sup­port of 1st Hurds­field Scouts who are in des­per­ate need of funds to re­pair and im­prove their fa­cil­i­ties.

“This is a very dif­fer­ent walk to 2014. For one thing, at around 550 miles it is much longer. For an­other it is very much more pop­u­lated so I guess that I will not be alone quite so much.”

Paul hopes to com­plete the walk on or around May 16.

If you would like to sup­port Paul’s chal­lenge you can send cash or cheques payable to ‘1st Hurds­field Scouts’ to TrussyTrek c/o 94 South West Av­enue, Bolling­ton, Mac­cles­field, SK10 5DS.

On­line do­na­tions can be made via trussytrek.

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