17-year-old pupil from Woodford Green raises more than �3,000 with charity walk

A 17-year-old pupil overcame blisters and tired feet to raise over �3,000 for charity by walking from her Woodford Green home to Cambridge.

Kreena Patel, of Monkhams Avenue, took three days to complete the 65-mile challenge with her dad, solicitor Yogesh.

The student at Bancroft’s School, High Road, Woodford Green, has already raised �2,000 through sponsorship for the charity Crohn’s and Colitis UK, which helps people with inflammatory bowel diseases.

And she hopes the final figure is over �3,000 once all donations are in.

Kreena, who completed the walk on April 1, said: “Quite a few of my friends and family have Crohn’s and colitis and it’s quite a small charity so I wanted to raise money for them.

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“The first day was okay.

“On the second day we took a national trail and it went a bit wrong, we got a bit lost, and did more walking than we needed to.

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“It was quite tough and it made the third day quite a bit harder.

“But it was fun, I would definitely do it again.”

The adventurous pair plotted their route along A roads, B roads, and footpaths in advance, with Kreena funding maps and stays in B&Bs from her own money. Donations can be made at www.justgiving.com/Kreena-Patel.

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