Congratulations to Robyn Spelman who has completed her fundraising challenge walking 100km along The Ridgeway by day and night. The Ridgeway is one of Britain’s oldest pathways. Robyn started the walk in The Chiltern Hills in Oxfordshire and finished it by the 5000 year old stone circle in Avebury.
Robyn was inspired to raise funds for the brain injury community here at Headway East Sussex by her friend Lucy Morewood, who is one of our Trustees.
A small group of friends accompanied Robyn on the walk. They really enjoyed walking through beautiful English villages, alongside the Thames and past the magnificent White Horse at Uffington. Robyn and her friends met lots of friendly people along the way which helped to boost their morale.
This was Robyn’s first endurance challenge. The night walking proved to be the most challenging part but with the ingenious use of fairy lights attached to bags, head torches and brilliant music the group managed to keep going. They were greeted by stunning sunrises and then later the intense heat of the seasonal heatwave. Fortunately, at each checkpoint they were offered food and drink which was gratefully received.
Despite the sore knees and blisters the group managed to complete the walk in just over 28 hours. An incredible achievement!
If you would like make a donation to Robyn’s fundraising challenge, please click on her MyDonate page.
We need to fundraise over £100k per annum so that we can continue to provide our services. If you have been inspired by Robyn and would like to volunteer, fundraise or support Headway East Sussex, please contact us:
Tel: 01825 724323