Stars on char­ity hike for chil­dren

The Press and Journal (Moray) - - NEWS -

“It’s lovely com­ing back here to be able to do the walk”

Celebri­ties in­clud­ing Great Bri­tish Bake Off pre­sen­ter Sandi Toksvig have set off on a 117-mile hike to raise money for girls’ ed­u­ca­tion.

The five-day walk­ing chal­lenge along the Fife Coastal Path is spear­headed by char­ity cam­paigner Sarah Brown, with Ms Toksvig’s wife Deb­bie, ac­tress Ara­bella Weir and au­thor Kathy Lette also tak­ing part.

The group ar­rived in Aber­dour af­ter walk­ing from North Queens­ferry on the first day of the chal­lenge.

They have al­ready raised more than £15,000 for Mrs Brown’s char­ity Their­world, which works to bring bet­ter health and ed­u­ca­tion to the world’s most vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren.

Mrs Brown, the wife of for­mer prime min­is­ter Gor­don Brown, said: “Their­world is a su­per char­ity that’s been do­ing so much work for chil­dren around the world, try­ing to un­lock the op­por­tu­nity for ed­u­ca­tion, and to give these kids who would oth­er­wise miss out the best chance in life.

“Some of our early projects when we started 15 years ago were here in Fife, so it’s lovely com­ing back here to be able to do the walk and raise funds.”

Sandi Toksvig said she had pre­pared for the chal­lenge “by eat­ing lots of cake”.

“I’m hav­ing the best time. I think this is won­der­ful, I don’t know why I haven’t done it be­fore,” she said.

Sandi Toksvig

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