100km charity walk raises 2k

Two local Reservists from HMS Sherwood, have raised £2000 for charity after walking 100k from London to Brighton.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 3rd June 2015, 2:33 pm
Caroline Holland and Sam Martin take part in 100km walk
Caroline Holland and Sam Martin take part in 100km walk

Logistics Able Seaman Caroline Holland (35), and Unit Coxswain Sam Martin (45), took part in the Action Challenge to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.

The walk took place from 23 to 24 May, and took the Reservists around 27 hours to complete.

Sam, whose mum recently passed away after suffering Alzheimer’s, said: ““I previously took part in the Edinburgh Marathon back in 2011 to raise money for the same charity, but this is the first time I have ever walked 100k

It was Caroline’s idea initially for us to take part in the event, but I have been genuinely overwhelmed at the support we have received.

“My daughter also helped us to raise sponsorship through holding a cake sale at her school.

“People have been so generous, it has been heartwarming.”

Caroline Holland joined HMS Sherwood in 2010, as she wanted to make the most of her spare time by challenging herself to learn new skills and meet new people.

She said: “Being a Reservist means I have increased my fitness levels so I really enjoy getting outside and taking part in events such as this, especially when we have been able to raise so much money for such an important cause.

“I’m looking forward to next year’s already.”