Henley Standard Property
HOME

Date:

Order your copy Advertise with us! HENLEY PAGES
Delivering the news from Henley on Thames and South Oxfordshire for over 100 years
  News     Sport    Celebrity   What's On Regulars Community Info Henley Standard TV Lifestyle Property Jobs Classifieds Gallery Trade
                               Follow us    Follow us    Newsfeed Search the Henley Standard  
Henley residents get their walking boots on
Published 06/06/14



A MAN from Middle Assendon is hiking 110 miles to raise money for a village in the Philippines.

Simon Lynch, 42, and his friend Jonathan Astill, from Somerset, set off on the five-day walk across Devon on Tuesday.

The pair are raising money for Rebuild Balud, a charity set up to support the village devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in November.

Mr Astill’s brother, Martin, helped set up the charity as his wife’s family live in the village.

Mr Lynch said: “Fifty out of the 70 houses in the village were destroyed and the school was partially damaged.

“The charity wants to raise about £40,000 to rebuild the homes and buy more boats and fishing equipment to improve the livelihood of the people living there.” It will cost about £420 to rebuild one house and £70 to buy one non-motorised boat.

The duo, who have already raised £1,000, are walking from south to north Devon, over Dartmoor and Exmoor, carrying 30lb packs. They are staying in hostels along the way. To make a donation, visit www.rebuildbalud.org

Meanwhile, a couple from Henley will attempt to walk 50 miles along Britain’s oldest road for charity. Businessman Chris Ward, 62, will tackle the Ridgeway tomorrow (Saturday) with wife Louise, 49, and family and friends. They will walk from Avebury in Wiltshire to Wallingford, beginning at 6am and aiming to finish by midnight. Mr Ward, of Lambridge Wood Road, said they hoped to raise around £2,000 for youth and community project Nomad, the Chiltern Centre for disabled children, Riverside Counselling and Age UK Oxfordshire. To make a donation, visit www.wardconnections.co.uk/charity


Published 06/06/14

MOST POPULAR
Police to be tough on crime at regatta
Regatta Friday 2015 as it happened
Regatta Wednesday as it happened
Regatta Thursday 2015 as it happened
Jessie J still set to open Henley Festival
Cannabis worth £6,000 found in Henley house
LIVE: Semi-finals at Henley Royal Regatta
Child dies after being hit by tractor
LATEST NEWS HEADLINES
March for hospital beds on July 11
Gym shuts to make way for care home
Reward offered for stolen watch
Head to move on
Rower who suffered stroke won a Henley medal
My wonderful grandfather the Olympian
Friendship keeps youngsters interested in rowing
Man charged with sexual assault
Child dies after being hit by tractor
Magna Carta marked with 2,500 flowers
Living wall installed by Sprouts
Latest Video View more from   Henley Standard TV
ADVERTISE WITH US
LATEST SPORTS HEADLINES
Do you have what it takes to be an elite rower?
Mixed fortunes at Henley Royal Regatta
Course record shattered at Henley Classic
Classic swim attracts international competitors
Kids' Fun Triathlon attracts national entries
Top Videos
 
Most Popular
 
 
 
 
Higgs Group
HIGGS GROUP
Tel: 01491 419400
www.higgsgroup.co.uk
HENLEY PAGES
Tel: 01491 419419
www.henleypages.com
HIGGS PRINTING & DESIGN
Tel: 01491 419429
www.higgsprinting.co.uk
HIGGS OFFICE SUPPLIES
Tel: 01491 419499
www.higgsofficesupplies.co.uk
HENLEY LIFE MAGAZINE
Tel: 01491 419449
www.henleylife.co.uk
HIGGS GROUP, Caxton House, 1 Station Road, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1AD.

Cookie Policy | Copyright and Terms | Competition Rules | Contact Us | Advertise with us | Site Map
© Higgs & Co (Printers) Limited 2013  |  Registered in England number 1418717