03:06AM, Wednesday 20 February 2013
A determined team of women are planning to walk 100 kilometres from London to Brighton to help blind veterans.
The team of nine got together through the Windsor-based fitness group Military Workshop, set up by Claire Allsop, an ex-Royal Signals physical training instructor.
Claire, 38, formerly of Church Road, Old Windsor, served in the Royal Corps of Signals for eight years from the age of 17 to 25.
She said: “As a former soldier, it seems natural for me to support a military charity.
“We are a team of ladies who are serious about fitness. But above all, we love having fun while training. This challenge seemed right for us as it is a real test of character, hard work and dedication, but above all teamwork.
"We all aim to complete the whole distance of 100k within 24 hours as one team.”
Among the women walking with Claire will be Moira Robertson, 43, from Ascot, Corrina Jelleyman, 40, a sports and remedial massage therapist from Windsor, and Rebecca Dicken, a childminder from Windsor.
The 100k London to Brighton 24-hour walk will take place between June 22-23.
Visit www.walk100.org.uk for details.
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