Surrey globetrotting: charity walks raise thousands
PUBLISHED: 13:01 15 November 2011 | UPDATED: 20:17 20 February 2013
We highlight the Surrey towns and villages featured on 2012's Olympic torch route in December's Surrey Life but here are a few more hot feet to celebrate: Arnaud Bordeaux 500 Mile Walk, Henry (and Pete's) verrry long walk and Run Across America
We highlight the Surrey towns and villages featured on 2012s Olympic torch route in Decembers Surrey Life magazine but here are a few more hot feet to celebrate in the mean time:
- This year marks the centenary of the actress Yvonne Arnauds first appearance on the English stage. To mark the occasion, 70-year-old Jonathan Graham-Brown (pictured) son of the Yvonne Arnaud Theatres founding chairman - completed a solo walk from Yvonne Arnauds grave at St Marthas Chapel in Guildford to her birthplace in Bordeaux, a distance of approximately 500 miles.
Sponsor the Arnaud Bordeaux 500 Mile Walk at justgiving.com/jonathan-graham-brown
- There must be something in the water, because 65-year old Peter Almond, a national defence journalist, put down his pen and has set out with his faithful dog, Henry, to walk from Land's End to John O'Groats to raise funds for the charity, Hounds for Heroes. The Hinchley Wood resident raised around 10,000 and the intrepid pair finished the 1,250 mile walk in four stints taking a total of 131 days.
Sponsor Henry (and Petes) verrry long walk at justgiving.com/henryandpetesverylongwalk
- But topping them all is Cranleighs own Forest Gump, Chris Finill, who is the only person in the world to have run all 31 London Marathons in under three hours, a feat recognised by the Guinness Book of Records in 2009. The 52-year-old Surrey accountant recently completed a 3,080 mile Run Across America with Steve Pope in the hope of raising over 10,000 for Help for Heroes.
Sponsor Run Across America at bmycharity.com/runacrossamerica