August 06, 2018

Celebrities walk Scottish coastal path to raise £30,000 for Theirworld

The team sets off, left, and reaches the finishing line, top

Photo credit: Theirworld

Charity President Sarah Brown - with Sandi Toksvig and partner Debbie, Kathy Lette and Arabella Weir - did the trek to help give children the best start in life.

Sarah Brown’s team of friends and celebrities - Great British Bake Off presenter Sandi Toksvig and her partner Debbie, actress Arabella Weir and author Kathy Lette - were thrilled and exhausted after walking the Fife Coastal Path in aid of Theirworld.

The group crossed the finish line at Newburgh on the evening of August 3 and have raised almost £30,000.

Theirworld President Sarah praised those who turned up in every Scottish village and town to offer support. She said: “It has been such a fantastic experience, despite having very sore feet.

“We met some truly amazing people along the way offering us cups of tea, biscuits and good cheer.

“A huge thank you to the wonderful people of Fife and their generosity and kindness to us.”

The friends set out five days earlier with the target of raising cash to help give children the best start in life.

Sarah came up with the idea and enlisted her team, who are involved with the charity as trustee, ambassador and on the advisory board.

Following an early stop and press call at the Sands Cafe in Aberdour, the walkers rested at the Bay Hotel between Burntisland and Kinghorn. 

On day two, the group stopped off at Morrisons supermarket. There they met the staff and volunteers from the town’s Cottage Family Centre, which Sandi visited earlier this year when she was in the town to deliver her keynote speech at the Adam Smith Foundation Festival of Ideas.

They visited Dysart and during the next leg in Pittenweem they enjoyed a few laughs meeting comedian and QI television show regular Phil Jupitus, who lives in Fife.

There were further overnight stops in Crail and St Andrews and finally - with their hiking boots unlaced - the five enjoyed a high tea and wonderful hospitality at Lindores Abbey Distillery, in Newburgh.

Sandi tweeted: “Thanks to everyone who supported us – the money raised will go to @theirworld’s work to ensure every child can go to school.”

Donations have been coming in through a JustGiving page and by text, cheques and cash.

How you can help

Donations can still be made via a JustGiving page. You can also text FIFE18 £10 to 70070 to donate to Theirworld and make a difference today.

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