Trio set off on walk to Scotland

Epic journey ... From left, Hillside care home manager Fiona Smith, senior carer Teresa Perry and Mrs Smith's daughter and laundry assistant Jordan Wyatt take the first of many steps on their 340-mile charity walk to Scotland. To make a donation, contact Hillside on 01787 372737.
Epic journey ... From left, Hillside care home manager Fiona Smith, senior carer Teresa Perry and Mrs Smith's daughter and laundry assistant Jordan Wyatt take the first of many steps on their 340-mile charity walk to Scotland. To make a donation, contact Hillside on 01787 372737.

AN INTREPID trio set off on a 340-mile walk on Monday to raise money for a Great Cornard care home.

Senior carer Teresa Perry, 47, manager Fiona Smith, 37, and her daughter Jordan Wyatt, 17, began their trek from Hillside Care Home, in Kings Hill, to Gretna Green in Scotland.

They are aiming to raise £9,000 to buy a new minibus to take residents on day trips.

Mrs Perry said: “We’ve been wanting a minibus for the home for quite some time, and the residents keep asking about going to places like Clacton for the day, so we decided to do something about it.”

The trio are aiming to complete between 30 and 40 miles each day for 12 days, sleeping overtnight in a tent.

Despite the mammoth task facing them, Mrs Perry is confident they will make it.

“I’m feeling quite excited really. I know it isn’t going to be easy but I am looking forward to the challenge and the adventure.”