Monday, 31 July 2017
A group of three students in the Sixth Form have walked almost 200 miles in six days to raise money for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund and the Grenfell Tower Emergency Fund. Stewart Knights, Nikolaii Stewart and Adam Crtichlow were moved by the tragic events that have recently taken place at Manchester Arena and Grenfell Tower and wanted to help those affected by the bombing and the fire.
They therefore decided to walk from Grenfell Tower to Manchester Arena to raise money for the victims and their families.
They gave themselves just six days and a gruelling 12 to 14 hour schedule, walking 40 miles each day to achieve the 178 mile distance between the two locations. The trio walked without a support team and carried all of their own equipment, including a three-man tent and their food for the duration. They spent one night at an inn, and camped on the other nights.
They set out from Grenfell Tower on Saturday 23 July, and despite blisters and aching feet they arrived at Manchester Arena at 4pm on 28 July as planned!
Stewart, Nikolaii and Adam have raised £2,000 already.
To help them to reach their goal of £3,600 – or £20 a mile – visit their JustGiving page to donate. The charity on JustGiving is registered as British Red Cross in order to raise money for both charities simultaneously.
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