Father and daughter take on 50-mile fundraiser

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A Pocklington father and daughter will trek 50 miles from Beverley to York to raise funds for two important causes.

David Walker, 47, and his daughter Helena, 16, will walk the Minster Way from Beverley to York Minster in a challenge which will see them raise funds for Yorkshire Air Ambulance and to help Helena travel to Tanzania.

Helena will travel to the African country with Woldgate College where she will spend time on projects making life better for the people living there.

David said: “Helena was looking for ways to raise money for what will be a great way of helping people who need support with things we take for granted, and doing this long-distance walk was suggested.

“She did not want to do it by herself so I agreed to accompany her and then I realised I could raise some money as well.

“The Yorkshire Air Ambulance seemed the most appropriate charity for me. Earlier in the year my brother was tragically killed in an accident. The Yorkshire Air Ambulance attended the scene and took him from just north of Driffield to Hull Royal Infirmary in a little over five minutes, a distance of over 20 miles.

“Sadly it wasn’t enough to save him but it could make a difference for others, so it became an obvious choice.”

The pair are looking to get as much sponsorship as possible ahead of the challenge which will take place on Saturday October 22. So far their online just giving page has raised £330. The funds raised will be split equally between the two causes.

David added: “We are doing it all to raise money so if anybody could spare even the smallest amount we would be very grateful.”

To donate visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/Helenaanddave