Matt’s 73 day trek up length of Britain for Make A Wish

Matt Enslie
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A big-hearted young man from Belper is on the way to raising over £1,000 for charity with a 73-day trek from Land’s End to John O’ Groats.

Matt Enslie set off on September 30 and worked his way north for the Make-A-Wish Foundation UK, which grants magical wishes to youngsters fighting life-threatening conditions.

Matt, 24, of Beaumont Close, completed the epic trek on September 30, having taken a year off from his career in management. He funded the trip entirely from his own pocket and camped en route.

He said: “I had always wanted to do the walk and I don’t think there’s anything better than putting a smile on a kid’s face. I was surprised to learn that someone did the walk in 44 days - they must have been a professional athlete who really challenged themselves!”

Using a route documented by cricketing legend Ian Botham, Matt says the high point of the trek included walking through the beauty of Fort William.

“It’s shown me that when I put my mind to something, I can achieve anything,” he added. Visit www.justgiving.com/MattEmslie-walkingBritain