Fundraising In Fife
Sarah Brown, along with friends and celebrities, walked 117 miles in Fife to raise money for children
August 10th, 2018
Sarah Brown, founder and president of charity Theirworld, and her team of friends and celebrities - including Sandi Toksvig, Kathy Lette, and Arabella Weir - were thrilled and exhausted after walking the Fife Coastal Path in aid of children's charity Theirworld.
The group crossed the finish line at Newburgh on the evening of Friday 3rd August having hiked 117 miles and raising almost £30,000.
Callum Aitken, Programmes Advisor with People's Postcode Lottery, went to the East Neuk of Fife to pass on best wishes from players, who support Theirworld.
Minutes after crossing the finishing line, Sarah said, "It has been such a fantastic experience, despite having very sore feet.
"We met some truly amazing people along the way offering us cups of tea, biscuits and good cheer. A huge thank you to the wonderful people of Fife for their generosity and kindness to us."
The friends set out on Monday with the target of raising cash to help give children across the world the best start in life.
Sarah came up with the idea and enlisted her team who are involved with the charity as trustee, ambassador and member of the advisory board.
Following an early stop and press call at the Sands Cafe in Aberdour, the walkers rested at the Bay Hotel between Burntisland and Kinghorn.
On day two, the group stopped off at Morrison's supermarket where they met the staff and volunteers from the town's Cottage Family Centre. Sandi visited the centre earlier this year when she was in the town to deliver her keynote speech at the Adam Smith Foundation Festival of Ideas.
They visited Dysart, and during the next leg in Pittenweem they enjoyed a few laughs meeting comedian and QI regular Phil Jupitus, who lives in Fife.
There were further overnight stops in Crail and St Andrews and finally, with the their hiking boots unlaced, the five enjoyed a high tea and wonderful hospitality at Lindores Abbey Distillery in Newburgh.
Sandi tweeted, "Thanks to everyone who supported us – the money raised will go to @theirworld's work to ensure every child can go to school."