Reepham friends set up walking challenge for charity

Students at Reepham High School are doing a sponsored walk along part of the Norfolk Coast Path rais

Students at Reepham High School are doing a sponsored walk along part of the Norfolk Coast Path raising money for Cancer Research - From left, Emily Baker, Harry Southgate, Callum Pell, Alannah Young and Emily Gilbert. Picture: Matthew Usher.

He hates camping and has never done any serious walking but 16-year-old Callum Pell will put his best foot forward to raise money for charity.

The Reepham High School student not only has four friends helping him complete a 45-mile walk along the Norfolk Coast Path this summer, he also has a true inspiration to see him through.

He will be walking in memory of his mum Sue Pell, who lost her battle with cancer last year.

'We are raising money for Cancer Research for my mum,' he said. 'It is something I have wanted to do for ages and when she died we started planning it. It does help to make me feel a bit better about it.'

Callum will be joined by friends and fellow Principal's Council students Harry Southgate, who is head boy, Alannah Young, head girl, and Emily Baker and Emily Gilbert, who like him, are deputies.

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They will walk the 45 miles from Cromer to Hunstanton in three days over the August bank holiday, camping along the way and carrying all their equipment.

'All of us, except Callum, did our bronze Duke of Edinburgh award last year so we have some walking experience,' said Alannah. 'We wanted to do something that was a challenge and was a substantial distance.

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'We should all have our GCSE results a few days before so hopefully we will all be in good spirits.'

The five have set a goal of £1000 to raise for the charity but they are already close to £700 without too much publicity.

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