Schoolboy walks 500 miles to support Schoolreaders

Arthur Polhill, aged 13, has just completed a tremendous challenge on our behalf. Over 100 consecutive days this summer, he walked 500 miles, and has raised more than £1000 to support children's reading. Arthur says that he was inspired by NHS hero Captain Tom’s incredible fundraising, and wanted to do something to help children who missed out on schooling during lockdown. He was accompanied on walks around his Bedfordshire home by family members and by his two dogs, Daisy and Margot, who have apparently been great walking companions. And Arthur hummed the Proclaimers 1987 hit, '500 Miles' to keep himself going!




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