A good samaritan will walk over 140 miles from London’s Big Ben to Lincoln Cathedral to raise money for a mum who was paralysed in a car accident in September and is unable to be home for Christmas.
Kevin Langtry and his friend Silva Asanji will walk from Big Ben on Sunday, December 18 with the hope of arriving at Lincoln Cathedral on the evening of Wednesday, December 21.
Kevin has set up a JustGiving page for the Lincoln mum Natalie Westmore, with a target of £2,000 to buy a motorised wheelchair.
He has so far raised £1,710.
Natalie, who Kevin has never met, became paralysed after a tragic car crash on the A46 near Lincoln.
Kevin created a video entitled ‘Back on Track’, which is about motorcyclists being rehabilitated after accidents, and filmed Natalie’s friend, which is where the connection can be found.
When Kevin found out about Natalie’s accident, he said he couldn’t rest knowing he could do something to help her.
Kevin told The Lincolnite: “When you see something that gets you, you can’t just sit and watch it happen.
“I couldn’t rest knowing I could help, I had to do something. I know we have never met but my brain just said ‘you can help her.'”
“We have had no training for this event.
“It’s nice to put smiles on a lot of peoples’ faces and I hope the money will buy her a motorised wheelchair.
“The first thing she said when I told her I what I was doing was: ‘I’m so greatful and I can’t get my head around what you are doing for me.’
“I’d like to reach £2,000-£3,000 to get her a wheelchair that will last.
“This event is called #ChristmaSmiles and I hope together we can all put some smiles on each other’s faces whilst I clock up the miles on foot whilst willing Nat a strong recovery.”