‘We can’t wait’: Celebrities tackle coastal walk to raise funds for Theirworld
Sarah Brown, Theirworld
The charity's president Sarah Brown will be joined in Scotland by TV host Sandi Toksvig and partner Debbie, actress Arabella Weir and author Kathy Lette.
What a wonderful way to spend a few summer days – walking along a picturesque coastline while raising money to help children.
Theirworld President Sarah Brown will be joined by a group of celebrities on a five-day walk in Scotland to support our work.
Striding off along the Fife Coastal Path will be Great British Bake Off presenter Sandi Toksvig and her partner Debbie, along with actress Arabella Weir and author Kathy Lette.
The walkers will already have covered a few miles before officially waving friends and supporters farewell at North Queensferry on the morning of July 30. They will complete the walk at Newport on Tay on August 3.
Sarah said: “With the daily busy lives of our walkers – and bearing in mind that one is a professional cake-eater – it is tricky to find time for trial runs and training.
“But the focus of the fundraising for Theirworld, and the faith that the brilliant donors are putting in us, make us all the more determined.”
All funds raised will go to Theirworld to help our work promoting safe schools and helping to give children the best possible start in life.
We work in the United Kingdom and around the world – with projects ranging from Code Clubs for girls in Africa, teacher training programmes in Turkey for Syrian refugee children, and school nutrition programmes and tech clubs in Lebanon.
Sarah has urged people to turn up and support the walkers as they pass through towns and villages on the route.
The group will first meet up with friends and supporters on July 30 at the Sands Cafe in Aberdour at about 12.30pm.
On July 31, the team will march through Burntisland and plan to pitch up at Morrison’s supermarket in Kirkcaldy between 10.15am and 11am, where they will meet staff and supporters of the Cottage Family Centre. They will then walk along Kirkcaldy High Street.
On August 1, having hiked from Lundin Links through Elie, St Monans and Pittenweem, the walkers will enjoy a major refuel at the famous Anstruther Fish Bar, arriving there roughly between 1.15pm and 1.30pm.
Sarah said: “The Fife coastline in the sunshine with a lovely breeze from the Firth of Forth – we are set for a challenging week but one spent in the most gorgeous of environments. We can’t wait!”
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