Gretton woman to walk perimeter of UK’s largest island for charity

Lisa Butler with her uncle John.
Lisa Butler with her uncle John.

A woman from Gretton will walk almost 70 miles around the UK’s largest island to raise money for a local charity which helps vulnerable adults.

Lisa Butler will begin the 67-mile, three-day Isle of Wight Challenge along the island’s coastal path on Thursday, May 12.

The 31-year-old’s uncle John attends The Teamwork Trust in Corby, which also has centres in Wellingborough and Kettering.

And Miss Butler now hopes to raise £1,000 to help with the ‘amazing’ work they do.

She said: “My uncle John has been coming to Teamwork for the past 10 years and now comes here four days a week.

“I’m really happy to raise money for such an important service.

“For him it’s a life-changing thing and it really means a lot to me.”

Teamwork provides ongoing support for adults with short and long-term mental health needs, learning difficulties and physical disabilities.

It offers a friendly, supportive environment where people can make friends and regain self-esteem and confidence while building a range of skills.

Miss Butler has previously completed the Three Peaks Challenge with workmates and also ran a half-marathon a few years ago.

She said: “I’ve lived in Gretton all my life and my uncle is really comfortable here.

“I originally hoped to raise £300 but I’ve already beaten that.

“I’m now hoping to raise £1,000 to help this amazing charity.”

To donate to Lisa’s cause, click here.