A TEENAGER is appealing for accommodation and the offer of a hot meal as he embarks on a three-day walk along the Leeds-Liverpool canal this weekend.
Sixteen-year-old Josh Townsend, of Dauncey Close, Chester, is undertaking the mammoth 128-mile journey to help fund a World Challenge expedition to Cambodia and Thailand where he will be carrying community work and trekking.
Josh’s father Phil Townsend will be accompanying him on the walk, which starts in Leeds on the morning of Good Friday and will hopefully see the pair arrive early evening in Liverpool on Easter Monday.
Phil said: “It has been difficult to drum up some support for him, especially in the current financial climate and with so many good charitable causes to compete with.
“He has raised more than £1,100 so far and hopes to raise at least half of the balance on this walk.
“The sort of support he requires is not necessarily financial, although this would of course be very welcome.
“We are hoping to find accommodation each night, whether that's in a B&B or a private home.
“We also hope to collect money along the route and if a local sports star could be persuaded walk a short way with us to both encourage Josh as he walks and also encourage people to donate that would be great.”
You can follow Josh’s progress and make donations via his Facebook page ‘Challenge Josh’.