Marilyn strides out on charity trek

Mailyn Whittle (right) with sister Stella at the end of the walk at Robin Hood's Bay
Mailyn Whittle (right) with sister Stella at the end of the walk at Robin Hood's Bay

ELEVEN days, 191 miles, nine bed and breakfast stops, leaky boots and sore feet.

But it was all worth it for specialist medical negligence solicitor Marilyn Whittle of Sheffield firm Graysons WE.

Marilyn rose to the challenge of the Wainwright coast-to-coast walk, raising more £300 for a charity very close to her heart – Send Ollie to St Louis.

The charity is raising money to help a Sheffield boy who suffers from cerebral palsy to go to the United States for treatment which may help him walk.

She was joined on the walk by her sister Stella, who also raised over £200 for the emergency services charity, the Blue Light Foundation

Marilyn said: “This was a tough walk, even though I had done plenty of training, including hill training with Sheffield Running Club.

“At one point the rain was so bad that I had to scramble on my hands and feet and even had to walk up a waterfall.

“I also had a rather unexpected stop when walking through the North Yorkshire Moors towards Glaisdale, as I had to wait for a grouse shoot to finish to avoid getting shot!

“The average time taken for this walk is 12 to 16 days, so I am really pleased to have managed it in 11.”