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Seasoned walker steps out for Footprints Orphanage

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: April 24, 2014

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AN intrepid walker is preparing to embark on a 212-mile walk to raise money for an orphanage in Kenya.

Seasoned stepper Gay Ward will walk the entire Southern Uplands Way in her bid to support the cause, which was set up by Burton woman Kerry Watson in 2010. There are currently 19 children there.

It is the latest in a series of charity walks which the 60-year-old has taken part in over the last six years, which have benefitted a number of charities. Other organisations she has supported include the YMCA and St Mary’s Church, in Stretton.

She estimates she has raised around £3,000 in that time.

Mrs Ward, of Fairham Road, Stretton, said: “The orphanage had a lot of children who were desperately ill last year, and it’s taken a lot of funds from them.”

Though Mrs Ward has raised money for the orphanage before, it was suggested on this occasion by the treasurer at St Mary’s Church, where she worships. She will take on the 11-day trip, which runs coast to coast in Scotland, by herself.

To sponsor Mrs Ward in her trek visit www.justgiving.com/sabrina-gay-ward2

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