Boys walk from Hethersett to Great Yarmouth for Finnbar

Members of the Hethersett Explorers did a 44 mile walk to raise money for Finnbar Cork

Members of the Hethersett Explorers did a 44 mile walk to raise money for Finnbar Cork - Credit: Archant

They braved fatigue and tired legs to walk all the way from Hethersett to Great Yarmouth.

Finnbar Cork, aged five, of Hethresett. Pictured in September 2015 at the start of the school year a

Finnbar Cork, aged five, of Hethresett. Pictured in September 2015 at the start of the school year at Hethersett Primary. - Credit: Archant

But success couldn't have been sweeter for the group of 10 Explorer Scouts, who undertook the 44-mile trek to raise money for little boy in desperate need.

The Hethersett Explorers, aged from 14 to 16, walked from their home village to the seaside resort in 21 hours, raising £1,400 for help pay for five-year-old Finnbar Cork travel to America to receive treatment for a brain tumour.

Jack Boyce, 14, was among those who took part, setting off at 7.30pm on Friday, June 24.

He said: 'We were out for about 21 hours - it took 17 hours to walk and we had a four-hour break, because we were shattered.


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'We didn't have any dehydration because we were quite well prepared but staying awake was hard sometimes.

'The main challenge was when our legs started to hurt.'

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The boys walked via Norwich, Acle, Filby and Caister pleasure beach at Great Yarmouth, where they celebrated with an ice cream before returning home by minibus.

Jack said they wanted to fundraise for Finnbar after hearing about how much he needed treatment.

The others who completed the walk were Jacob Reeder, Reece Elvin, James Peterson, Luke Clinch, Michael Tate, Devon Williams, James Ingham, Matthew Webb and Matt Watts.

Explorer group leader Chris Avery also took part and Tricia Aitchison was the group's support driver.

To donate, visit crowdfunding.justgiving.com/HethersettExplorers24 HourHike

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