Corby students walk to London for cancer charity

A group of friends are doing a Corby to London Walk for Cancer Research. Pictured are Dylan Connellan, Adam Lea, Ayo Ogundero and Tyler Crooks.
A group of friends are doing a Corby to London Walk for Cancer Research. Pictured are Dylan Connellan, Adam Lea, Ayo Ogundero and Tyler Crooks.
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Four students from Corby are walking from the town to Trafalgar Square in London to raise funds to help cancer patients.

Dylan Connellan and Adam Lea, both 18, and Ayo Ogundero and Tyler Crooks, both 19, will be setting off on the 100-mile trek on Monday, July 22, and plan to reach their destination by Friday, July 26.

They are being sponsored by family and friends and proceeds from the challenge will go to Cancer Research UK.

The group hopes to raise a total of £2,000 to support the charity.

Adam, of Ribblesdale Avenue, Corby, who will begin studying retail management at Bournemouth University in September, said: “The idea to do the walk came in March when my uncle died of cancer.

“I felt that I wanted to contribute something to Cancer Research and we are all proud to raise money for this really worthwhile charity.”

Dylan, a student at the University of Northumbria, said: “On the walk to London we are aiming to do 20 miles a day and we’ll be camping or staying in hostels.

“We’ll be doing a lot of walking over the next few weeks to train. We are all looking forward to the challenge and doing something positive during our summer break.”

Dylan, Adam, Ayo, who is studying biology and bio-chemistry at Keele University, and Tyler who is to begin studying forensic science at Bournemouth University in September, will be manning a stall at Weldonfest on Saturday, July 6, to promote the challenge and enlist extra sponsors.

They will also be collecting donations for Cancer Research UK in Corby town centre on Saturday.

Adam said: “Most families have been affected by cancer and this is a worthwhile charity to support.”

If you would like to sponsor the walkers visit the group’s page at www.justgiving.com/CorbyToLondon.