Northumberland man to mark summer solstice with 24 hour walk for food banks

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A Northumberland man is getting his walking shoes on again for a good cause.

Derek Allan, from South Broomhill, will be walking around Druridge Bay Country Park for 24 hours to support Amble Food Bank and the Trussell Trust.

Derek is only too aware of the difficulties many people now find themselves in because of the coronavirus pandemic, having had to rely on the support of friends himself.

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“Luckily we had friends dropping stuff off for us but some people definitely need help and we will raise as much as we can,” he said in a video post on the Footprints for Others Facebook page.

Shaun Watts and Derek AllanShaun Watts and Derek Allan
Shaun Watts and Derek Allan

They have also completed the 83-mile Great Glen Way from Fort William to Inverness.

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He will set off at 10am on Saturday, June 20 which also marks the summer solstice. He hopes Shaun will join him for part of the journey.

The Footprints for Others team will be on site with a table set up to take food donations which will be taken to Amble Food Bank and distributed to those in need in the Druridge Bay area.Any cash donations will go to The Trussell Trust which supports food banks nationwide.

He has already raised nearly £500 – more than double his initial target.

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