Trekker only a month away from 550-mile fundraiser

Macclesfield Express - - WILDLIFE -

A WALKER is only a month away from start­ing a marathon trek across Eng­land in sup­port of lo­cal scouts.

Paul Truswell is tak­ing on a chal­lenge called the Trussy Trek on April 11.

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

It in­volves walk­ing 550 miles 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.

“My short­est day’s walk is nine miles and my long­est is 22 miles.”

Paul has al­ready raised hun­dreds of pounds in on­line do­na­tions through his web­site trussytrek but he is hop­ing for much more.

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, SK10 5DS.

●● Paul Truswell, from Bolling­ton, is tak­ing on a 550-mile walk for Hurds­field scout unit

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