24th July 2021

Taunton Deane councillor walking 100 miles with no sleep for Mayor’s charity

An intrepid councillor who has just completed the Rotary Club of Taunton’s 50-50 Cycle Ride on a tandem is now preparing to walk 100 miles in aid of the Mayor of Taunton Deane’s charity fund.

Councillor Roger Habgood is taking part in the event organised by the Long Distance Walkers Association this bank holiday weekend, 28 May to 30th.

He will join around 500 people in the challenge to walk 100 miles in 48 hours with no sleep.

All the money he raises will go towards one of the Mayor’s charities for the year, the Children’s Hospice South West.

Cllr Habgood said:

“I enjoy walking and am looking forward to the challenge.

It is especially rewarding when you are doing it for a good cause and I hope to raise as much as I can for this very deserving charity.”

The LDWA hold their ‘flagship’ 100 event in a different area each year.

This year the route will start and finish in Broadwey, near Weymouth.

The fastest walkers will finish in about 24 hours, and the slowest in 48 hours.

Mayor of Taunton Deane Cllr Vivienne Stock-Williams, said:

“I am delighted that Cllr Habgood has chosen to raise money for Children’s Hospice South West and would encourage everyone to support him.

I wish Cllr Habgood, and all the entrants, an enjoyable walk in good weather.”

You can support Cllr Habgood by visiting his just giving page