Prolific south Warwickshire fundraiser pounds the pavements for Safeline - The Leamington Observer

Prolific south Warwickshire fundraiser pounds the pavements for Safeline

Leamington Editorial 10th Mar, 2023   0

A PROLIFIC fundraiser from south Warwickshire has completed her third walk for Safeline.

Morrisons’ Community Champion Alex Pearson – along with her canine duo Archie and Chester – took part in her first charity challenge of the year on Friday March 3.

She walked 20 miles from Kenilworth to Stratford and banked £820.36.

Alex was joined by the mayors of Kenilworth, Leamington, Warwick and Stratford, as well as the High Sheriff of Warwickshire along the route and Rachel Stevens, Safeline’s development coordinator, also took part.

The team finished the 20 mile walk at Foundation House in Stratford but due to the high volume of donations given to them they added three more miles as appreciation.

This was Alex’s third walk for the charity since 2020.

Alex picked Safeline again because of the work they do in the community to support those affected by sexual abuse.

Alex said: “The support on the day was fantastic. It was great route full of lovely views. The weather was kind but it was so cold – at least it kept my water cool. Archie and Chester are amazing and they loved it. When we got to Gill in Stratford they were tired and were treated like royalty. Archie loved the rug in front of the fire while Chester enjoyed the fuss and treats and being nosey in the mayor’s parlour as I had the best cup of tea in the world.”

Alex has gained a reputation for her crazy challenges and has ridden a pedalo down the Grand Union Canal and canoed from Stoneleigh Abbey to Warwick Castle.

The £820.36 raised will be match funded by Morrisons.

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