INTREPID Wordsley charity walkers Hughie McCooey and partner Lisa Wright will face up to their toughest challenge later this month by embarking on the Valleys 100 Challenge.

Starting at Pontypool on Saturday May 24, the couple will attempt to complete a 101-mile circular walk in less than 48 hours to help boost a Stourbridge charity.

They will be raising funds for the Chris Westwood Charity which provides equipment for children with permanent disabilities.

In addition, they will also be supporting Epilepsy Action.

It's the third year running that 42-year-old Hughie, a civil engineer, and 30-year-old Dudley Council worker Lisa have put their best feet forward for charity.

Two years ago they completed four 26-mile walks to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation.

Last year the distance increased to 63 miles when they supported the Downs Syndrome Association.

This time the couple have raised the bar considerably and Hugh admitted: "This one's going to hurt, but we're quite prepared to go through the pain barrier.

"Last year we raised over £3,500 through donations from work colleagues family and friends. Some of the amounts given were quite exceptional.

"We haven't set ourselves a target this time, we're just hoping to raise as much as we can."

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