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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

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