Lincoln MP to walk constituency boundary for charity

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Lincoln MP Karl McCartney is set to walk the complete constituency boundary of the city with 25 fellow walkers and fundraisers on September 20.

The walk Beating the Bounds is aiming to raise money for five local charities in Lincoln.

The group will be made up of five walkers from each of the five main local charities including MP Karl McCartney himself. The charities that will make the walk will be: Cooke/Connell Lincoln Tank Memorial, St. Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, Lincolnshire YMCA, One Me and MNDA.

It’s hoped the five charity walkers will raise a target of £100 each through corporate and/personal sponsorship. Karl McCartney has promised to match each of them – hence each charity should as a minimum receive circa £1,000 as a target sponsorship.

The route map for the Beating the Bounds charity walking challenge.

The route map for the Beating the Bounds charity walking challenge.

The walk will begin around 5.30am in the morning at the southern point of the constituency near to the Horse and Jockey Public house in Waddington and will hopefully conclude there later on the same day, 16 – 18 hours later.

The walkers will be travailing the full length of the Lincoln constituency a total of 34.87 miles.

MP Karl McCartney commented on how the charity walk was possible despite the walk crossing RAF Waddington runway twice”

“The unique opportunity has arisen as the boundary of the constituency crosses the runway of RAF Waddington twice, the station commander has agreed that we can walk across the base and runway as this year resurfacing work is taking place and the runway is closed to aircraft.”

There will be further opportunities for the five charities to raise both money and their media profile with a start and finish event and three main ‘refueling’ stops during the days walk of around 18 hours.

At each of these stops the plan is for each charity to take a lead in organising a mini event around the walkers’ R&R stops; these stops will take 20-30 minutes per stop and will be providing hot/cold drinks and sustenance.

To know more about the walk or to donate please visit the Beating the Bounds website.