THURSDAY, July 17 - Teen charity trek

PUBLISHED: 15:08 17 July 2008 | UPDATED: 09:19 10 June 2010

A GROUP of four teenage girls from Berkshire have visited Budleigh Salterton during their 186-mile hike from Newberry in aid of Cancer Research. The group of post GCSE girls, aged 15-16, recently set off on a three-week trek from Downe House School, Cold

A GROUP of four teenage girls from Berkshire have visited Budleigh Salterton during their 186-mile hike from Newberry in aid of Cancer Research.The group of post GCSE girls, aged 15-16, recently set off on a three-week trek from Downe House School, Cold Ash, and walked to Salcombe - passing through Lyme Regis, Beer and Budleigh Salterton - staying with family and friends along the way.The group was inspired to take part in the walk because each girl has been touched by cancer through their friends or family.So far the girls have raised £8,000 in sponsorship - and hope their efforts will total £10,000.A Downe House spokeswoman said: "We want to help the outcomes of everyone affected by this disease."Cancer Research UK spokeswoman Jo Patching added: "We are very grateful to the students and Downe House School for their support. More people than ever before are being successfully treated."People can donate via www.justgiving.com/DownetoDevon.


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