Stacey will walk from The Lakes to Louth - for five very good causes

A Louth man is preparing to walk almost 200 miles from the Lake District all the way back to his hometown, to raise money for five good causes.

Stacey Whitworth on a previous challenge

Stacey Whitworth, 46, will be setting off from Coniston on Monday morning (August 3) and is hoping to arrive in Louth Market Place at around 11am the following Saturday (August 8). The final stretch of Stacey’s 190-mile hike will see him set off from Market Rasen early on the final morning.

Stacey explained: “The walk is in aid of five charities: Blind Veterans UK, Guide Dogs UK, Alzheimer’s Society, MIND, and Papyrus.

“Originally I was due to walk in June, but I had to postpone due to Covid restrictions and lockdown.

Stacey Whitworth on a previous challenge

“While it is hard to ask for donations at this difficult time, I feel that it is important to help charities where we can, even if it is to raise awareness by getting out there and supporting a cause.

“Local support has been good so far, with kind donations and with local businesses displaying posters. All of this is much appreciated.

“I am far from athletic, and this will be quite a tough challenge. I have completed a number of 100km 24-hour events, but I think this will test me, both mentally and physically. I would just like to add a thank you for the help and support given by local people so far.

“If anyone would like to catch up along the way or just see the route, it is here: https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/osmaps/route/5497745/lakes-to-louth-2020.”

Over £260 of the £1,000 target has been raised at the time of going to press.

Anybody who wishes to find out more information, or make a donation, should visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/StaceyWhitworth.