Marathon a day for fundraisers

Abi and Andy La Fontaine are walking from the Scottish border to their London home to raise money for Acorns Children's Hospice - a care facility in the Midlands.

Monday, 12th September 2016, 2:50 pm
Updated Thursday, 15th September 2016, 2:57 pm
Abi and Andy La Fontaine will walk from the border of Scotland back to their home of London along the coast line to raise money for Acorns Childrens Hospice - a care facility in the Midlands.

The charity has been close to the family, Andy’s mother volunteering for the last 10 years and helping countless children in their community.

They were moved to raise money for the charity after hearing the extraordinary lengths the charity went to, in order to make cherished memories for the family of an infant who was unlikely to make it through childhood.

To cover the 1,000 miles, this enterprising couple are exchanging Andy’s handyman skills at coastal bed-and- breakfasts in return for a free or discounted bed for the night as they wind their way down the UK’s coastline.

Setting off tomorrow from the England-Scotland border near Berwick , they plan to reach the Larrik on Crawford Street in London, their favourite pub in the city, on October 26.

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Gemma Timmis from Acorns, said: “Everyone at Acorns is wishing Andy and Abi all the very best as they set off on their adventure.”

To follow their journey or to donate: www.justgiving.com/walking1000