180-mile trek for alcoholism charities

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A FUNDRAISER whose father died from alcoholism is to walk 180 miles to raise cash for two charities that support children with alcoholic parents.

James Broderick (26) lost his dad, who lived in Spalding, on October 3 last year and is now taking on the Lincoln To London Sponsored Walk from August 27 to September 2, in aid of Children of Addicted Parents (COAP) and National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACOA)

COAP will be officially launched as a charity upon his arrival in Trafalgar Square on September 2.

James, who lives in Lincoln, is appealing for people to join him along the way and walk as far as they can alongside him.

He will be sleeping in a tent along the route and is asking people to offer him safe places to pitch at night.

At the end of day one James hopes to have reached North Rauceby.

Day two will start at Dembleby, taking in Newton, Walcot, Folkingham, Aslackby, Graby, Rippingdale, Hacconby, Morton, Dyke, Bourne and Obthorpe.

Day three starts in Greatford and finishes in Peterborough and day four is Pondersbridge through to St Ives.

The fifth day will begin in Fenstanton, finishing in Royston and day six is Reed to Ware.

The final day will see James leave Hertford Heath and finish at Trafalgar Square.

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