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Bromsgrove teacher organises charity walk for niece
2:40pm Sunday 13th July 2014 in Local
A BROMSGROVE teacher, impressed by the care given to his niece, has organised a challenge walk.
Dan Williams is walking with a group from the Lickey Hills to Barmouth - a distance of 120 miles.
Dan organised the challenge for his niece Daisy, who has been diagnosed with Leukaemia.
"Daisy is currently receiving chemotherapy," he said.
"She’s three and has been so well looked after that we thought we should put our boots on and do something in support of all of the care and research that keep kids alive, and gets them better."
The team has been named Walk4Dais', and is taking part in the challenge from August 22 to August 25 - the August Bank Holiday weekend.
It will set off from the top of Beacon Hill, passing through Worcestershire, Shropshire, Powys and Gwynedd, finishing at Barmouth Bridge.
All money raised is being donated to the Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group, which is dedicated to supporting research and those looking after children and teenagers with cancer.
So far more than £1,300 has been raised.
Dan is an English teacher at Bromsgrove School, which has been supporting the fundraising, including donating money raised from an own clothes day.
Dan added: "Training is being ramped up.
"We walked 26 miles along the canal from Stratford to Wythall and the thought of getting up the next day and doing it all again is a little daunting."
"We have had amazing donations - I would really appreciate any support that people want to give."
Anyone who wants to make a donation can do so by visiting the team's fund-raising page http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/Walk4Dais.