Gretton woman raises more than £1,000 by walking perimeter of England’s largest island

Lisa Butler raised almost �1,200 by walking the perimeter of the Isle of Wight.
Lisa Butler raised almost �1,200 by walking the perimeter of the Isle of Wight.

A woman from Gretton has raised more than £1,000 for a charity which helps vulnerable adults by walking almost 70 miles around England’s largest island.

Lisa Butler completed the 67-mile, three-day Isle of Wight Challenge along the island’s coastal path at the weekend after setting off on Thursday (May 12).

The 32-year-old’s uncle John attends The Teamwork Trust in Corby, which also has centres in Wellingborough and Kettering.

And Miss Butler has now raised £1,172 to help with the ‘amazing’ work they do.

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

“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.

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