Celebrity sportsmen cheer on old classmate in support of local charity

Celebrity sportsmen cheer on old classmate in support of local charity

Local fisherman, Kennaird Stradlin Barrett, will embark on a 2-month long walk to aid 2 worthy causes and has the backing of 2 sporting heavyweights.

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After watching a television documentary on the Children's Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS), Kennaird Stradlin Barrett felt inspired to contribute towards the noble cause.

Kennaird, a local fisherman, was in awe of the work that the charity does for terminally ill children in Scotland.

His desire to help has driven him to embark on a monumental walk from Lands End to John O’Groats on 13 May.

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Briefly.co.za gathers the lengthy walk could take as long as two months to complete.

Kennaird will complete the 1 000 mile journey by sleeping in tents and a little caravan along the way.

His wife, Linda, will be accompanying him and the pair’s efforts will also aid the work of children’s charity, Ukama Community Foundation, in Cape Town.

The feeding scheme provides meals for over 400 children on a daily basis.

Kennaird revealed he was drawn to the charity due to his son and daughter-in-law supporting the initiative.

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Sporting heavyweights Allan Lamb and Rob Louw have thrown their weight behind Kennaird’s initiative.

Both men were classmates of Kennaird for five years and commended him for his generous gesture.

Lamb, a former cricketer for England, said the walk is not for the faint-hearted or a man of 64.

Louw, a former Springbok rugby players, said: “I have known Kenny since school days, and was in his class for five years. Kenny has always been a fisherman by trade. He has a huge passion for the outdoors and nature. To do this trip from the south of England to Scotland on foot for a man of 64 will take roughly two months.
"His wife Linda will be seconding him on this trip. When not fishing I know that Kenny does hikes and walks in the Cape Point Nature reserve. Hopefully this fitness will assist him to achieve his dream of helping these children whose lives are tragically being cut short.”

Those who wish to support the project can visit the crowdfunding page that has been created via https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/kenny-barrett.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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