Norwich pair complete 40 miles a day challenge for disabled school

Neil Mitchell walking the coast to coast trail. Picture: Shane Lutkin

Neil Mitchell walking the coast to coast trail. Picture: Shane Lutkin - Credit: Shane Lutkin

Two Norwich men have completed the gruelling challenge of walking the Wainwright's Coast to Coast trail in just five days to raise money for the Clair School in Norwich.

The 200-mile trip across the Lake District and the north of England would normally take two weeks to complete.

However Neil Mitchell, 44, and Shane Lutkin, 60, completed it in just five days.

The money raised is for a new hydrotherapy pool for the school, where Mr Mitchell's nine-year-old daughter Kristen, who has hypotonic cerebral palsy, attends.

Mr Lutkin said: 'Whilst walking we didn't have much time for sight-seeing or rest or enjoy the scenery. We deeply experience pain and discomfort but we think that it is a tiny price to pay.'

To donate go to www.justgiving.com/fundraising/40milesaday and to read about their journey and watch a video go to 40milesaday.blog.


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