Grannies take the lead

A GRANDMOTHER of five, who walked more than 600 miles to raise money for a new children's hospice in Wraxall, was joined by

A GRANDMOTHER of five, who walked more than 600 miles to raise money for a new children's hospice in Wraxall, was joined by hundreds of other strollers to raise money for the cause.Beryl Griffiths, aged 65, was joined by more than 500 people on Saturday to take part in the 'granny trek' around the countryside.Beryl set up the granny trek event after walking from Lowestoft to Pembrokshire with her Finnish Lapphunds to raise £40,000 for the charity.Walkers set off on a series of mini treks of two, five and eight miles around Charlton Farm to raise cash for the hospice, which opens on April 30.Taking part in the walk was four generations of the same family - Liz Tracy, aged 60, from Nailsea, her mum Kathleen, aged 90, also from Nailsea, and her son Paul and his one-year-old son Harry.The family all made a one-mile trek around the hospice site and are hoping to raise hundreds of pounds for the cause.Mrs Tracy, a retired bank worker, said: "We went for a tour around the hospice and when it had finished we had a cup of tea and saw a leaflet about the Granny Trek."My mum Kathleen, who is 90-years-old, said 'I reckon I can do that' and we decided to get involved."Mum is partially sighted, but despite this, got in training by walking around the Scotch Horn Park in Nailsea every day."* Pictured above: Beryl Griffiths and her dogs Rudi and Ritz get ready with other walkers for the trek.


You may also want to watch:


Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus