A TREKKING trio will embark on a feet-blistering voyage from Ellesmere Port to Blackpool for children with dyslexia.
Nick Thompson, 29, is a teaching assistant at whose six-year-old son Ben attends Parklands Community Primary School, Little Sutton.
Friends Ashley Johns, 27, and Jonathan Maxwell, 28, will join him as they attempt to finish their unlikely trip within two days.
The men will take a tent in the hope of pitching in a farmer’s field overnight.
They will embark on their epic journey on May 12 – and the plan is to arrive in Blackpool the next day.
Nick said: “It’s 66 miles. We’re hoping to get past Warrington on the first day, going down the A roads, and pitch our tent.
“Hopefully we’re going to knock on a farmer’s field and pitch for the night and start again at about 5am the next day. We’re just going to try to raise as much money as possible.”
Last year Nick did a coastal walk for the RNLI but wanted to up the ante this time.
“I want to challenge myself a bit more,” he added.
A costume hire shop Az U Wear in Wirral has agreed to lend the men three costumes to wear for the walk free of charge.
They will set off from the school gates at 9am on May 12.
Nick, who is on a teaching assistant course at West Cheshire College, has already collected £150 in sponsorship.
If anyone wants to sponsor the three men, there are sponsorship forms at the Parklands Community Primary School office, Parklands, Little Sutton.