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Newark: Walesby Forest president complete 108-mile walk for activity centre

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The president of Walesby Forest has completed his 108-mile walk to raise vital funds for the activity centre.

David Huxley, president of the board of trustees at the outdoor activity centre, finished his eight-day expedition on Monday, walking through many of Nottinghamshire villages and towns.

Guy Laurie, chief executive at Walesby Forest, who joined David for part of the walk said: “We’re so proud of David as it was no mean feat to walk 108 miles in just over a week.”

David Huxley, Walk for Walesby.jpg (47547027)
David Huxley, Walk for Walesby.jpg (47547027)

David , 78, said as well as raising much-needed funds for the centre, the walk was a personal celebration as 2021 marked 70 years since he first visited the site as a wolf cub from Radcliffe.

“I first visited Walesby Forest in 1951 and I remember it vividly — even after all these years, so I knew I wanted to do something to celebrate the milestone,”said David.

Walk for Walesby team (47547030)
Walk for Walesby team (47547030)

“ However, with the struggle Walesby is currently facing due to covid-19, it was great opportunity to raise some much-needed funds to ensure the centre remains open for next generation to enjoy the same fantastic experience I did.”

People can still make donations by visiting https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/walk forwalesby or by visiting the Walesby Forest reception.

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