CRICKET coach Warren Carr is tackling a 100k walk this weekend to raise money for two charities close to his heart.
Carr, who coaches Devon Women and the county’s under-13 girls team, is one of 200 people taking part in the Race the Tide Challenge.
The former United Services player is heading up from Plymouth to the Scottish border town of Melrose for the start of the challenge on Saturday.
Ahead of him is a 100k walk along St Cuthbert’s Way – a little more than 62 miles – to the island of Lindisfarne off the Northumbrian coast.
It is called the Racing the Tide Challenge as getting to Lindisfarne can only be done by walking across the seabed when the tide is out.
Carr has set himself a £2,000 sponsorship target. Any money raised will be divided between the David Shepherd Cricket Trust and Alzheimer’s Research UK.
The fund-raising has been going well, but Carr wants to do even better.
“My first target was £400, but I was always aiming higher,” said Carr.
“So far the total pledged has topped £1,000 – and I would like to get it up to £2,000.”
Carr is one of 200 walkers who have signed up for the challenge.
“It should take about 24 hours and the aim is to complete it on one go.”
On-line donations can be pledged by visiting Carr’s web-page, http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=WarrenCarr1
For more information about the two charities, visit http://www.dsct111.org.uk/ or http://www.dementiablog.org/walking-100k-to-raise-100k/