Tom’s walking to honour the fallen

Tom Fry, 17, who is taking part in a 349-mile walk to raise money for Help for Heroes Photo: SM040211-055js
Tom Fry, 17, who is taking part in a 349-mile walk to raise money for Help for Heroes Photo: SM040211-055js
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A TEENAGER is organising a charity walk to mark a mile for every life lost in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Tom Fry, 17, of Brownes Road, Wittering, will be setting off from the village at 6am on Monday, February 21.

He will travel via Doncaster, Sheffield and Nottingham before arriving at Whitehall in London.

Tom, who is studying public services at New College Stamford, expects the walk to take about a week. He will be leading a group of about 10 people.

Tom said: “Because I live so close to the RAF base I wanted to do something to recognise the efforts of the soldiers and raise awareness of Help for Heroes.

“I am walking a mile for every life lost in Iraq and Afghanistan up to the end of last year which is 349. It’s going to be a challenge but I am looking forward to it.”

Tom does not have a target fundraising total in mind but hopes to raise as much as he can.

To find out more should visit his Facebook page – search for Tom Fry.