Team’s soggy trek for African charity

Willmott Dixon's managing director from Rotherham has braved the driving rain in the UK to walk his way to help raise �3500 for the charity Dekamile.
Willmott Dixon's managing director from Rotherham has braved the driving rain in the UK to walk his way to help raise �3500 for the charity Dekamile.
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A ROTHERHAM man has raised £3,500 for charity by braving the elements and walking 41 miles over three days in the Lake District.

Mick Williamson, managing director of the Willmott Dixon Partnership, from Maltby, and five colleagues camped out in torrential rain, scaled craggy moorland, traversed streams, stiles and even had to dodge Britain’s only poisonous snake, the Adder, as they walked from Ulverston to Keswick.

The challenge took place in aid of the charity Dekamile, which is helping to provide clean water, sanitation and improved infrastructure in Agome-sevah, a remote village on the border between Togo and Benin in West Africa.

The team wanted to use the challenge to highlight the distance women in less developed countries are forced to walk for medical assistance.

Mick said: “We all had great fun over the few days and really enjoyed exploring part of the beautiful Lake District.

“We are thrilled with how much money this walk has raised.”

The team at Willmott Dixon wants to raise a total of £20,000 over the next 12 months to refurbish a medical centre and restock it.