The Chief Executive of St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice has pledged to join Lincoln MP Karl McCartney as he walks the boundary of the Lincoln constituency.
Charity boss, Sarah-Jane Mills, will take on the 35-mile challenge along with fellow fundraisers as they ‘Beat the Bounds’ to raise money for five Lincoln-based charities.
Beating the Bounds takes place on Saturday, September 20 at 5am from the Horse and Jockey Public House in Waddington and is expected to finish there 18-hours later.
Around 50 walkers will be joining MP Karl McCartney. They’ll be representing charities St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, The Lincoln Tank Memorial, Motor Neurone Disease Association, One Me (National Citizenship Service) and YMCA Lincoln.
The charities are hoping to raise a target of £100 each, with Karl McCartney promising to match each of them.
St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, which provides end of life care to thousands of people, must raise £3.8 million in order to ontinue its service.
Sarah-Jane said: “I am really looking forward to taking part in this challenge and knowing that I am raising funds for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice makes the fundraiser even more meaningful.
“For years I have admired our brave supporters who regularly take on physical endeavours and I am delighted to be stepping out to take on one myself.
“I am very grateful for everyone who has sponsored me and for their words of encouragement.
“Every single penny is so gratefully received and will help to ensure that we can continue providing our care and support.”
Karl McCartney said: “I am truly grateful for the level of support I have received for this event, both fellow walkers and corporately through sponsorship.
“It is not any easy task, but with a group of walkers we should encourage each other throughout the day to set a fair pace and celebrate together at the completion of our undertaking with a few pints at the Horse and Jockey in Waddington.
“Hopefully there will also be other charities in future years who will be up for a similar challenge!”