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Duo complete walk across Severn Way to raise awareness of Malvern Special Families

Craig Gibbons 31st May, 2017 Updated: 31st May, 2017

MORE than £700 has been raised for a Malvern charity which supports families who have children with disabilities after two dedicated fund-raisers completed their walk along the Severn Way.

Kerrin Fearns and Briony Mill clocked up a total of 224 miles along the route from Plynlimon in Wales to Bristol via Worcester in aid of Malvern Special Families.

The duo’s final leg of the sponsored walk started last Friday and took three days to complete, covering 83 miles (Worcester to Gloucester on day one, Gloucester to Slimbridge on day two and then Slimbridge to Severn Beacy on day three).

Kerrin said: “The walking was difficult in places where the Severn Way is not maintained and we had to fight through brambles and nettles.

“Also the weather was very challenging as every day was so hot, which was a real test of our endurance – not what we were expecting in May.

“We feel a great sense of achievement now we have completed the Severn Way, which has been boosted by the fact we raised over £700 for our chosen charity MSF.”

The duo came up with the idea for the walk to help highlight the good work MSF does for the community.

MSF chairperson Helen Attree added: “Congratulations to Kerrin and Briony for completing such a tough challenge in the heatwave and for doing such a brilliant job fundraising and raising awareness about our small charity.”

There is still time to sponsor Kerrin and Briony by visiting www.justgiving.com/fundraising/plynlimontobristol.

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