Help for Heroes

Stonehenge walk
Stonehenge walk

a GROUP of four family and friends from Belper have trekked 26 miles to Stonehenge in aid of an armed forces charity.

Husband and wife Mick and Gill Reade, their son Joseph, and his friend Declan Henesy, walked, along with about 300 others from Avebury, in Wiltshire, to the famous monument. And they have so far raised about £1,600 for Help for Heroes.

Gill, of Windmill Lane, said: “It was very tough and hot, with temperatures reaching 28 degrees celsius.

“But it was worth it despite the blisters and sunburn.”

The four did the walk, which was organised by Help for Heroes, because Mick and Gill’s two other sons, Adam, 27, and Thomas, 21, are in the Army. The pair are due to be deployed to Afghanistan in March. Adam has already been to Iraq twice.

Gill, 56, and Mick 59, completed the walk in nine hours. Declan and Joseph, both 18, took eight hours.