Stars on charity hike for children
“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.