Walker raised £2,000 in coast to coast challenge

Walker raised £2,000 in coast to coast challenge

Andrea Cameron walked 184 miles across the country

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First published in News

A MOTHER-of-one has walked184 miles across the country including part of the Cotswolds to raise money for seven charities.

Andrea Cameron, aged 33, walked the equivalent of seven marathons in seven days when she left the Severn View Services in Bristol on May 17, and arrived in to Spalding in Lincolnshire a week later.

Her route took her through Bourton, Stow, and up to Shipston, as she made her way from the west to east coast of England.

And so far her efforts have raised more than £2,000 for seven charities, including Shelter, Independent Age, The Samaritans, and the Rainbow Trust.

Mrs Cameron, who lives in Kirton, near Spalding, said: "The Cotswolds were amazing, albeit very hilly and we had the hottest days of the year to contend with. And one very wet day on Thursday was the toughest but interestingly the quickest as the storms made me walk quicker.

"When it was all over on Saturday I felt like I had cabin fever, having been in the open for a week the house felt quite strange so already contemplating my next challenge, I must be mad."

Mrs Cameron, who has organised the whole challenge herself, was joined by work colleagues, family and friends along the way to keep her company.

"I would like to thank everyone for there support and donations," she added. "The justgiving links on website will stay open for a few weeks so people can still donate."

To make a donation, visit severnin7.net or follow @severnin7 on Twitter.

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