Children in Need challenge at St Paul’s Church
PUBLISHED: 15:59 12 November 2013 | UPDATED: 15:59 12 November 2013
Fundraisers in Honiton to walk the distance from Honiton to the BBC television centre.
Volunteers at St Paul’s Church will be lacing up their walking shoes to raise money for Children in Need.
The Rector of Honiton, the Reverend Sue Roberts, and her energetic team at St Paul’s Church, including children’s worker Rose Millard and curate Philip Butcher, will be challenging themselves to walk the distance from Honiton to the BBC television centre on Friday (November 15) - without leaving the town.
To cover the 158 miles they will be walking between the church and Lace Walk throughout the day.
Last year Ms Roberts and her fellow volunteers, including the town’s mayor, Councillor David Foster, cycled the distance on exercise bikes and raised more than £700.
Philip Butcher, who is looking forward to taking on the walking challenge, said: “I can’t wait to get walking along High Street to raise some money for Children in Need. Honiton dug deep last year and made a brilliant contribution to the overall total of £26,757,446 and to over 50 projects being supported in the South west alone. I’m looking forward to seeing how far we get this year.”
Anyone is welcome to join in on the day. There will be a sweepstake to guess the total miles travelled on the day with a cash prize for the winning guess.
Pudsey biscuits will also be available to buy.
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