Jonny strides out for cancer care

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A STUDENT inspired to raise money for a cancer charity has completed a solo 147-mile walk.

Jonny Unwin, from Market Rasen spent 10 days walking from the Humber Bridge to Oakham in Rutland on the Viking Way footpath and managed to raise £350.

The 18-year-old, who has just finished his A-Levels at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Horncastle, said he set himself a personal challenge to complete the gruelling walk to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

He said: “I did the walk by myself as a personal challenge to raise money for Marie Curie.

“It’s such a worthy charity as it allows terminally ill people to die respectfully.

“I know quite a bit about the charity because my mum works for them.”

Jonny said he enjoyed the walk, but some days were tough.

He said: “Some days were harder than others, but overall I enjoyed doing the walk – and the weather wasn’t too bad either.”

Jonny, who is going to Imperial College London to study maths later this year, said: “I really enjoy fundraising and would like to do more.”