Three friends from Chesterfield are pulling on their walking boots for a 100-mile trek to help disabled children in Derbyshire.
Neil Holmes, manager of the Littlemoor Co-operative store in Chesterfield, and pals Nicholas Moran and Derek Brough are tackling the route from Skegness to Chesterfield Spire in a bid to raise £500, to be divided between Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children and Vasculitis UK.
Newlife – the UK’s largest charity provider of specialist equipment for children with disabilities and terminal illness – is also Central England Co-operative’s staff-elected charity.
Neil said: “Fundraising was something we were talking about socially and we thought this would be a little bit different. We are setting off from Skegness on Monday 15 August and – camping along the way – we expect to arrive back in Chesterfield on the following Saturday.
“We are looking forward to the week, which will be a bit of a challenge but we think it is achievable. If anyone would like to support us, they can go to Justgiving.com/neil-holmes1 to support Newlife or Justgiving.com/fundraising/NICHOLAS-MORAN for Vasculitis UK.”
To find out how Newlife supports disabled children and their families in Derbyshire, go to: www.newlifecharity.co.uk/derbyshire. Newlife has provided £285,420 of vital equipment for 342 children in the county and is currently working with a further 22 families in Derbyshire with equipment needs totalling £29,781.
Pictured (L to R): Nick Moran, Neil Holmes and Derek Brough