Students set to celebrate memory of loved ones during epic charity walk

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Two Suffolk youngsters are gearing up for an epic charity challenge in memory of their loved ones.

19 year old William Daley has plotted a 200 mile trek from Harrogate to Edinburgh to raise money for two benevolent causes.

The Sudbury based student from One has organised the walk in honour of his father who passed away last year.

He will be joined by a group of seven other students from the county including his friend Amarlia Thomson, who will be walking in memory of her grandmother who also passed away after a long-term battle with Alzheimer's.

The group – who will be looking to complete 20 miles a day over a period of ten days - are hoping to raise a total of £5,000 that will be handed over to Prostate Cancer UK and Alzheimer's UK at the end of the challenge.

William – who studies economics, geography and maths at One said, "It's a big challenge but we are determined to complete this. We might do another one in the future."

Amarlia – who lives in Hadleigh and studies art (at another college in Ipswich), said, "I'm doing this in memory of my Nan and I also want to help other families that need support. It's going to be tough but my Nan will carry me through. She was always so supportive."

18 year old James Roberts from Hintlesham is also involved in the challenge. The One student, said, "I'm doing this to support William and my family has been affected by Alzheimer's. Also, my dad's friend passed away through cancer so I wanted to do something because I've seen first-hand how it can affect people. My friends who are not involved have been very supportive and so has the sixth form."

Abby Lord, a geography teacher from One, said, "I'm really proud of William and all of the people who have got involved in this ambitious project. One has already promoted their efforts to students and staff and we will be supporting them all the way."

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