Stevenage man prepares for 3000 mile charity trek in US
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TWO men are preparing to walk thousands of miles from New York to Los Angeles in the name of charity.
Stevenage resident Keiran Sherry, 24, is preparing for the 3,000 mile trek across the US with his fundraising partner Jack Chalkley.
The pair, who hope to complete the trek in six months, set off on June 1.
They hope to raise £10,000 to donate to Parkinson’s UK and CLIC Sargent.
Mr Sherry will undertake the challenge in memory of his grandfather, who died in 2010 after suffering from Parkinson’s disease, while Mr Chalkley, from Enfield, is donating his half of the money to CLIC Sargent in memory of friend Steph Knight, who died aged 21 from cancer.
Speaking about how the pair came up with the idea, Mr Sherry said: “We got quite drunk and started discussing all these great things we could do.
“Then we had the thought of doing it for charity and suddenly it seemed like a real possibility.”
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The duo hope to walk at least 18 miles a day, arriving in Los Angeles by Christmas.
The trip has been entirely self-funded as they want as much money as possible to go to their chosen charities.
For more information or to donate visit www.bigoldwalk.com