Tomorrow, Saturday 15th June 2019, a team of just 5 unique individuals will be walking 34 miles in 12 hours.
The walk is in aid of national charity Bullies Out.
Since September 2018, the team, in their spare time, have been busy training for the walk.
The challenge involves an early start, 5am in the morning, followed by a 17 mile walk to Haytor on Dartmoor before turning back for another 17 mile walk.
The walk, for a lot of those taking part is a personal walk, having experienced bullying for themselves school or at points in their lives.
Bullying, its more than just name calling
Today, and with the help of social media, it has made it possible for children and young adults to communicate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
However, with the rise of communication, comes the added risk of bullying with some children suffering bullying on an unprecedented and relentless scale.
Across the UK there are over 10 million children and young adults.
It is thought that up to half of all of these people are bullied or experience bullying at some point in their lives.
That’s 5 million people every single day being bullied.
Each of the people involved in the walk have communicated their reasons for doing so via a personal video.
We’ve put all of them together to make it easy for you to find them all.
Kirsty Ann Johnstone
Karen Ann Setter
Raising the flag
Bullies Out are the UK’s most ambitious and dedicated anti-bullying charities focusing on providing education, training and support to thousands of young people who are affected by bullying.
Upon the arrival at Haytor the team will raise a flag to showcase the support of the charity and the continued work that they do behind the scenes.
Further information about Bullies Out can be found on their website.
You can help support the team in a number of ways:
- Naturally they would love for you to sponsor the team via the official Just Giving page, so please donate as much as you can. All donations will go to the charity.
- If you happen to see the team on your rounds, do honk your horn or say hi to them.
- Interact with us on Social Media, throughout the day the team will be delivering regular updates via social media, so do share and comment with the team as they complete the full 34 mile walk.
- Lastly, the team is hoping to be back into Torquay for 5pm, so if you’re around Torre Abbey at 5pm and spot a few worn out individuals, grab them a pint, we’re sure they will be very grateful.
Finally, a massive good luck to all the team from us all here, at Boost Torbay, we know you can smash it!!.