2nd Dec, 2016

Evesham man to walk 50 miles in three days for a good cause

Joshua Godfrey 16th Jul, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

AN EVESHAM volunteer at Citizen’s Advice will be putting his best foot forward in his aim to walk 50 miles in just three days in order to raise money to support the vital work of the charity.

Retired head teacher Peter Lee-Smith will be walking across South Worcestershire as part of his fundraising effort and will see him pass through offices run by Citizens Advice.

The 67-year-old will begin his journey in Broadway next Wednesday (July 20), and will take in Evesham and Pershore on his first day, before heading to the Malvern Office on day two, with Peter expecting to complete his walk when he reaches Droitwich on Friday, July 22.

Peter is hoping his challenge not only raises cash for Citizens Advice, but also to shine a spotlight on the vital work that the charity does. Last year alone more than 6000 residents benefited from the charity’s advice and support.

Speaking ahead of his challenge, Peter said: “This is to show how all of the offices, both large and small contribute to our vigorous and diverse community.

“Everybody who works for Citizens Advice, whether employee or volunteer, makes a significant contribution to the well-being and cohesion of our towns, villages and countryside.

“I also want my efforts to raise a significant amount of money for CASW to help ensure that it can continue to support our local citizens into the future.”

To donate to Peter’s fundraising effort visit www.justgiving.com and search for ‘Peter Lee-Smith CASW link walk.’