Thornbury brothers step out against poverty
6:02am Monday 21st October 2013 in News
BROTHERS from Thornbury stood by each other as they trod in ancient footsteps at a trying 11-mile walk in aid of Christian Aid, a charity close to home.
Teddy Nutbrown-Hughes, 11, who attends Castle School, and his siblings Herb, nine, and Ambrose, six, both pupils at St Mary’s Primary, stepped out against world hunger and poverty at the challenge earlier this month.
Despite their young age, the trio powered through, easily keeping up with their fellow walkers. The pain and strain was a small price to pay to raised funds for starving populations, the boys told the Gazette.
"The walk was a really good challenge - my legs hurt at the end but I'm really glad we did it,” Herb said.
"I did it to support people in need. I know lots of children live in places which we would find really horrible and I want them to have a better life."
Ambrose added: "We are really rich compared to most people in the world and we don't really need that much. We should share more."
Starting from Arlingham, where the first Archbishop of Canterbury, St Augustine, forded the Severn to meet with Celtic bishops for the first time in 640, the walk fittingly brought together members of different churches and denominations from across the region.
The brothers have fallen short of their £100 fundraising target. To support them send a donation to Christian Aid West at 57 High Street Thornbury BS35 2AP or by calling 01454 415923.
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