A special walk around the entire Lincoln constituency boundary by the local MP, Karl McCartney, has raised over £10,000 for charity.
Beating the Bounds saw Conservative MP Karl McCartney walk the city boundary, which is nearly 35 miles, in one day.
Alongside a team of 40 people, he set off from the Horse and Jockey Public house in Waddington at 5am on September 20, and finished at around 7pm.
The walk involved river crossings assisted by the Lincoln Sea Cadets, plus stops on the way to raise awareness of the five causes.
Karl raised the money for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice; Cooke/Connell – The Lincoln Tank Memorial; Motor Neurone Disease Association; One Me and YMCA Lincoln.
The MP handed over the funds raised to the charities at an event in Churchill’s Restaurant & Coffee Bar on Lincoln High Street.
Karl McCartney MP said: “It was an honour to present such large cheques to the five Lincoln charities at Churchill’s last Thursday.
“I was only able to do so because of the support my ‘Beating the Bounds’ Charity Walk received from my fellow walkers, the support staff and, of course, local businesses, organisations and individuals who provided such generous sponsorship. In fact, with all donations, sponsorship and through justgiving.com, we raised over £10,000 in total for the five charities, an absolutely fantastic amount which dwarfs our original target of £2,500.
“Everyone can be very proud of their efforts, especially the number of walkers, including Sara-Jane Mills CEO of St Barnabas Hospice, Rebecca May and Joe Hicks from YMCA, Rob Jones from Bishop Grosseteste University, Yaroslov Pustarnokov from the University of Lincoln, Paul Edwick from Fairy Glam Ltd. and Mrs McCartney, walking for MNDA, who along with me completed the entire route.
“It was a tough walk and all charity walks end with a hill. The final assent up Station Road in Waddington tested all of our resolve. It was a fantastic feeling when we finally completed our challenge and we were very grateful for the warm hospitably we received from The Horse and Jockey in Waddington.
“I have every intention of making this challenge an annual event and hope to announce next year’s charities and the date for ‘Beating the Bounds’’ early next year!”