Sisters plan it for themselves - The Redditch Standard

Sisters plan it for themselves

Redditch Editorial 23rd Oct, 2014 Updated: 18th Oct, 2016   0

TEENAGE sisters affected by the loss of those close to them have organised a walk through the nation’s capital in aid of a cancer charity.

Steph and Charlotte Drinkwater, aged 15 and 14, will be walking over 80 miles throughout half-term along the Thames from Reading to the Thames Barrier in London.

The Inkberrow pair will be joined by friend Eleanor Sutton-Smith, aged 13 and from Church Hill in Redditch, Oliver Bradstock, 14 and from Newlands in Pershore, and Jimmy Beaumont, 16 and from Solihull.

They set off on their journey tomorrow (Saturday) with all proceeds raised going to Cancer Research UK.

Mother Karen Drinkwater said: “They really wanted to do something big after they lost three people to cancer within four years and now another close family friend is battling a rare type of blood cancer.

“The girls didn’t just want to join in another organised event, they wanted to do something of their own and so have planned and organised a long-distance walk.

“They are looking forward to it and are excited to see so many of the sights as they walk through London.

“I am really proud they wanted to something other than the normal things a lot of people do, something they could call their own.”

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