Siblings set to walk miles for refugees

Oliver Edwards and Amy Standen from Hassocks will walk the South Downs Way non-stop in support of refugees SUS-160728-111724001
Oliver Edwards and Amy Standen from Hassocks will walk the South Downs Way non-stop in support of refugees SUS-160728-111724001

A brother and sister team from Hassocks are set to walk the length of the South Downs Way this weekend to highlight the plight of refugees.

Starting in Winchester on Saturday August 6, Amy Standen, aged 22, and Oliver Edwards, 17, will be pushing themselves to the limit in aid of charity Calais Action by walking without stopping until they reach Beachy Head in Eastbourne late on Monday morning.

The fundraiser will see the siblings walk around 106 miles in total and will take around 50 hours.

Amy said: “All of our efforts put into this are nothing compared to the trials that face the refugees in Calais.

“These people have left their homes and many their families, travelled miles and miles and ended up in the Jungle in Calais. Many have now run out of options. We hope to help do something about that.”

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