Charity trek for playing field

Molly-May and Josie Savile hiked 25-miles in aid of Kilham Playing Field Association and Kilham School. (ps1332-1)
Molly-May and Josie Savile hiked 25-miles in aid of Kilham Playing Field Association and Kilham School. (ps1332-1)

A pair of sisters were sponsored over £300 for a 25-mile charity walk in aid of a community playing field.

Molly-May, aged seven and Josie Savile, aged four completed the trek in just over eight hours across two days in aid of the Kilham Playing Fields Association (KPFA) and Kilham School.

Accompanied by their mum, Lucy, the Kilham-based team took on the challenge earlier this year walking from Kilham to Wetwang, then on from Wetwang back to Kilham. They raised a total of £358.

Molly-May said: “I wanted to do the walk to raise money to make the playing field better.”

Lucy said: “It is a long way for a four-year-old. We hoped Josie would do it but at the same time we weren’t sure she would. We got as far as the last two-miles when Josie started to think she might want picking up but she ended up running the last bit.”

Despite poor weather, many residents from Kilham turned out to raise money by walking a range of distances for the two causes.

The fundraiser was organised by Kilham School and the KPFA, which is hoping to raise enough money to build a hard tennis court in the village.