Lady Bolton plans second charity walk to help child victims of Ukraine war

Lady Bolton on the route of the walk.

A seven-day, 10,000km walking challenge will take place in Wensleydale next month with the aim of helping a charity supporting children affected by the war in Ukraine.

Is it the second time the challenge has been organised by Lady Valerie Bolton on the Bolton Estate near Wensley.

It will be held from June 6 to 12.

The challenge will raise money for the charity Hope and Homes for Children (HHC), which is helping orphans and families with children affected by the war.

A donation will also go to the mental health charity, Young Minds.

Lady Bolton said: “By donating to Home and Homes for Children Ukraine Appeal and their work in Ukraine, Moldova and Romania, we will be protecting children and families both now and in the aftermath of war.

“Over the last horrific months, HHC have been working with other local NGO’s, escorting unaccompanied children to Moldova and Romania, where they are being cared for by HHC, foster parent, safe houses and small family homes, away from the ever-predatory traffickers.

“HHC exists to positively impact the lives of children and are uniquely placed to bring their expertise to bear in ensuring the most vulnerable children and families are protected now and in the aftermath of this war, so they need our help and our fundraising to continue their amazing work.”

Participants are being invited to walk on a circular 1km track, with the aim of all those taking part walking 10,000km over the week.

Walkers are being asked to donate £10 each to charity.

The 1km track is on the old deer park at The Fothering House, near Wensley, Leyburn, DL8 4HZ and will be open from 7.30am to 7pm during the week.

Children and dogs are welcome, and parking and refreshments will be available.

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