Helpston schoolgirl promises to walk 25km across London in memory of her grandmother

A schoolgirl plans to walk 25km across London to mark the first anniversary of losing her grandmother.

Ten-year-old Maddy Bunn surprised her parents with her desire to take on a charity challenge.

She was always close to her grandmother, Julie Lay, and wanted to support a charity after losing her relative to dementia last Christmas.

Maddy Bunn
Maddy Bunn

On December 18, Maddy and her mother Lindsey walk from Helpston from Putney Bridge to Tower Bridge. The route follows the Thames and crosses 15 bridges. They hope to be finished within six hours.

Father Stuart said: “Maddy mentioned the idea out of the blue. We were surprised but we are hugely proud of what she wants to do.

“She was very close to her grandmother and they spent a lot of time together.

Maddy Bunn with her grandmother Julie Lay
Maddy Bunn with her grandmother Julie Lay

“When we talked about charity, she was very aware that she wanted to support a charity that researches to prevent other people from going through the same thing.”

Maddy, a student at John Clare Primary School in Helpston, practices every weekend. Her longest walk to date is 14 km.

The money raised goes to Alzheimer’s Research UK.

Visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/MaddyBunn to donate

Maddy Bunn on a training trip
Maddy Bunn on a training trip



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