Miriam walks tall for Nor­wood

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY LIFE -

AN 11-YEAR-OLD South­gate girl be­came the youngest par­tic­i­pant in the five-year his­tory of Nor­wood’s Wa­ter­side Walk when she com­pleted 10 miles in Sun­day’s fundraiser, which took in some spec­tac­u­lar scenery in Berk­shire and Sur­rey.

Miriam Young said she had been keen to raise money for “a great cause. At the same time it keeps you healthy.” The Has­monean pupil was among Nor­wood sup­port­ers from through­out Lon­don who took part.

The course cov­ered the beauty spots of Wind­sor Great Park and Vir­ginia Wa­ter with a 20-mile op­tion for the fit­ter, or more en­thisi­as­tic. One arthritic par­tic­i­pant walked with the aid of a stick.

More than £10,000 was raised for Nor­wood’s Chal­lenges pro­gramme, whose head, Ian Tate, said it would help “chil­dren and fam­i­lies with learn­ing dis­abil­i­ties, or cop­ing with so­cial dif­fi­cul­ties”.

Fu­ture Chal­lenges in­clude bike rides and a climb­ing ad­ven­ture in Ar­gentina.

Miriam Young takes time out with par­ents Nicky and Chan­tal

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