Sidmouth trio’s epic walk raises £11k for charity

PUBLISHED: 18:25 14 July 2011

WALKING TALL: Russ, Liz and Fizzy at their final destination at South Haven Point near Poole, Dorset.

WALKING TALL: Russ, Liz and Fizzy at their final destination at South Haven Point near Poole, Dorset.

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Plucky trio had the time of their lives as they netted huge cash total for Children’s Hospice South West

A KIND-HEARTED Sidmouth pair and their four-legged friend raised £11,800 on an epic 51 day trek in aid of terminally ill youngsters.

Russell Smith, Liz Hayman and Fizzy the dog completed a 630-mile odyssey along the entire South West Coastal Footpath in June- and had just about recovered this week to reveal the sterling sum.

The plucky trio had ‘the time of their lives’ as they netted the huge cash total for Children’s Hospice South West- and issued a heartfelt thank-you to all those who helped them along the way.

“We are very proud of everyone who has been so generous and allowed us to raise so much- and the total is still going up!” said a mum-of-three Liz, 49.

Granddad-of-six Russ, 64, said the trio became ‘hardened campers’ as they endured storms, high winds and enjoyed unseasonal sunshine along the way- collecting as they went.

The trio set off from Minehead Steam Railway Station on Easter Monday and covered around 15 miles a day.

They passed through Sidmouth on June 7 and reached their final destination at South Haven Point near Poole, Dorset on June 14.


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