Stamford High School pupil Katy Phipps inspired by peace walk

Katy Phipps, 16, from Helpston, with Maxim Laithwaite, who is walking from Derry in Northern Ireland to London to raise awareness of Global Truce 2012 and the Peace One Day charity

Katy Phipps, 16, from Helpston, with Maxim Laithwaite, who is walking from Derry in Northern Ireland to London to raise awareness of Global Truce 2012 and the Peace One Day charity

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A SCHOOLGIRL has been inspired to support a peace charity after interviewing a man who is walking 1,200 miles to raise awareness.

Stamford High School pupil Katy Phipps, 16, from Helpston, travelled to Crewe to interview Maxim Laithwaite for her school magazine.

Maxim, calls himself the Peaceday Pilgrim, is walking from Derry in Northern Ireland to London, via Belfast, Edinburgh and Cardiff.

He is taking on the challenge without spending a penny to raise awareness of Global Truce 2012, which will take place on September 21. The day is an annual event organised by the Peace One Day charity, which Katy has been promoting since last year.

Katy said: “Meeting Max was amazing. He had so much to say and has really inspired me.”

Katy has helped organise a fundraising gig for Peace One Day at the Voodoo Lounge at Mama Liz’s in North Street, Stamford.

Four artists will perform on September 22. Tickets are £5 frin www.musicglue.com/newbornsounds and all proceeds go to the charity.