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Star volunteer from Newark walks hundreds of miles for Robin Hood Theatre in Averham




A woman has walked almost 2,000 miles to raise money for her local theatre.

Kim Laughton, 42, completed the 1,748-mile challenge on Saturday, for the Robin Hood Theatre in Averham.

Kim and Tracey with members of the Robin Hood Theatre group. Left to right: Henry Saunders (14) Fran Migliore (15) Lily Smith (11) Rowan Morrell (12) Annie Cast-Coombs (11) Georgia Baker-Stimson (15) And Alex Nickson (14) (48874098)
Kim and Tracey with members of the Robin Hood Theatre group. Left to right: Henry Saunders (14) Fran Migliore (15) Lily Smith (11) Rowan Morrell (12) Annie Cast-Coombs (11) Georgia Baker-Stimson (15) And Alex Nickson (14) (48874098)

Her efforts have raised £295 so far.

On the final day, Kim walked from the Palace Theatre in Mansfield back to the Robin Hood Theatre, a distance of just under 20 miles

She was joined by her friend, Tracey Carlisle, for the final three miles.

Kim (left) with her friend Tracey Carlisle (48874095)
Kim (left) with her friend Tracey Carlisle (48874095)

“It’s been energising. It’s amazing how many miles I can do in a week. It’s something I never thought I would be able to do,” Kim said.

She began the challenge on January 4 and has since then walked the distance from Land’s End to John O’Groats and back using a virtual activity tracker.

Of all the people who took part, Kim finished third overall and was the first woman to finish.

Kim with her youth group at the Robin Hood Theatre (46362872)
Kim with her youth group at the Robin Hood Theatre (46362872)

The youth theatre volunteer will now be taking a month off fundraising to rest and relax before choosing her next task.

Kim also completed a fundraising walk last summer, trekking 20 miles from the Lace Market Theatre in Nottingham to Averham.

To donate to Kim’s appeal, go to gofundme.com/rhytc874miles.



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