A COUPLE will celebrate 25 years of marriage – by walking from Huddersfield to Benidorm.
Debbie and Rob Frost are taking to the streets for charity, raising money for Cancer Research.
The Slaithwaite couple have dubbed the trip their ‘walk to the church’ – once they arrive in Benidorm they will renew their wedding vows.
Their route will cover 450-miles of land and is the equivalent of over 17 marathons.
It will take them 15 days to walk to Portsmouth, then they’ll get a boat over to Santander and then they have a further 12 days of walking to Benidorm.
Debbie, 45, said: “We’ve done the mileage, but just not five days in a row.
“Because we both work we try to get out at the weekend and do 20 miles in a day.
“Everyone thinks we’re mad for doing it, but we both enjoy walking.
“We’ll walk maybe five days, then have a day off, then start up again for another four or five days.
“When we get there we’re having a big party. We got married here but we love Benidorm.”
It’s not the first time the couple have walked miles for good causes. Last year they walked 60 miles to Blackpool over three days to raise money for the Slaithwaite After School Club where Debbie is the assistant manager. They raised more than £600 for new equipment for the children.
And they’ll do the Blackpool walk again at Easter as a practice run for the Benidorm walk in July.
Debbie added: “Walking is a good form of exercise and it keeps the weight off, plus it keeps me busy.
“Rob is more of a runner but he comes out walking with me.”
Debbie and Rob, 47, a bus driver, have three sons – Robert, Daniel and Nathan, who will join them and other family members in Benidorm for the celebration.
They are hoping local businesses can sponsor them with T-shirts and posters to raise funds for Cancer Research UK. If you can help contact Debbie and Rob at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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(Travel time: around four weeks)