Mayoress going to the limit for charity trek

Kingston’s Mayoress is mapping out a marathon-length walk around the borough to raise money for local charities.

Mayoress Hilary Saw, sister of the Mayor of Kingston Councillor Penny Shelton, aims to walk all 27 miles of the Royal Borough’s boundary in a day to raise money for the Mayor’s Charitable Trust. 

Hilary’s hike on 2 April will start and finish at the Guildhall in Kingston, following the borough’s border as closely as possible.

Hilary will be joined by members of the Long Distance Walkers Association who are helping the Mayoress prepare for her trek.

Hilary said:

“I am doing regular training sessions to build up my stamina and to prepare for the challenge of walking 27 miles in a day. I’ve had tremendous support and am looking forward to completing a circuit right around the borough for such a good cause.”

The Mayor, Councillor Penny Shelton, said:

“This is a great way to raise money for my charities. I am particularly pleased as it is a fine example of what walking for health can do for the physical health of people in later life by encouraging them to keep active through walking a good distance regularly and experiencing how much it can raise their spirits and their self-esteem.”

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