FRIENDS Paul Ainger and Tim West are to embark upon a charity walk from John O’Groats to Land’s End to raise money for St Giles Hospice.
The pair will begin the epic challenge – which covers more than 1,000 miles and is expected to take up to two months – next April and hope to raise £20,000.
Mr Ainger, 41, from Burton, said: “About a year ago, Tim and I were having a chat about doing something for the local community and because I recognise the fantastic work that St Giles does, I put it to Tim (also from Burton) and he thought it was a great idea.”
The two friends are already in training for their mammoth expedition, which will see them walking on average 22 miles a day for approximately 60 days.
To find out more about Tim and Paul’s charity walk or to donate, visit www.justgivincom/45degswest.