Epic walk for charity

A DOWNEND couple are taking on a three-month walk the length of the country, raising money for four charities as they go.

Trudi and Martin Henry are currently walking from John O’Groats to Land’s End – a three-month trek they have been planning for five years.

Trudi’s mum Barbara Sawyers said the trip had been delayed first by the pandemic and then when Trudi was diagnosed with cancer last year – she has since successfully undergone treatment.

Trudi, who has been given three months off work by her employers Cannon Security and Martin, who is a financial advisor, are raising money for four charities: Fishponds Foodbank, The Darby Rimmer Motor Neurone Disease Foundation (Team Stewart), Help Bristol’s Homeless and The Gift of Health, which supports a school in southern India.

The Team Stewart appeal is organised by the family of one of Martin’s favourite former Bristol Rovers players, Marcus Stewart, who has been diagnosed with MND.

Martin and Trudi set off on May 3 and are due at Land’s End on July 23. They were walking through Yorkshire as the Voice went to print and had raised £2,000 of their £4,000 target.

To donate, visit justgiving.com/crowdfunding/martin-trudi-jogle.