Brooke Weston students will support a local businesswoman who is walking nearly 100 miles in four days to raise charity money. Linda Rodger is among a group of eight walking the West Highland Way in September to raise money for Windmills, a local organisation that helps children with health issues and disabilities.
She approached Brooke Weston because her company, Rodger’s Coaches, provides the school transport for our students and she wanted to raise awareness of the charity’s work and needs. She said: ‘Windmills are based in Corby and help children with complex medical needs, terminal illnesses and long term medical conditions. The West Highland Way is a 95-mile trek that we will cover in four days, walking about 24 miles a day. I am trying to fit in training whenever I can.
‘Windmills need about £5,000 to become a registered charity and so far I have raised £2,000 already. When they get their charity registration it obviously opens the doors of opportunity for them to approach bigger companies. I love walking. 24 miles a day is a very good distance to do but I am confident I will cope as I am pretty healthy. I have never done anything like this before which is why I am going all out this time and I hope to raise as much money as possible.’
It is planned that money from a mufti day at Brooke Weston will be donated to Linda’s growing total sponsorship. She and her fellow walkers will be setting off on their trek in mid September.