Talk from teenage fundraiser Aimee mesmerises Saddleworth Rotary Club

THE youngest ever speaker at The Rotary Club of Saddleworth captivated her audience with her account of her recent trek across the Pennine Way for charity.

Matt Torr, Aimee Torr and Barbara Howse

Aimee Torr, 13, visited the Club with her dad Matt to talk about her 108-mile, five-day walk from Hawes to Edale which the pair took on in July in aid of Francis House Hospice.

The walk was extremely challenging, with some appalling weather conditions, but beautiful scenery along the way.

Rotary members and their partners were treated to a fantastic video of Aimee’s adventures, which was filmed by Matt and interspersed with her amusing and heartwarming commentary.

Aimee’s fellow walkers, dad Matt and friend Chris Maylor, called her “a remarkable young lady who never stopped laughing and smiling”.

And she performed a celebratory cartwheel to mark her arrival at the nightly camping spot, as well as on completing the challenging trek.

Aimee, from Delph, set out to raise £1,000, a target she has smashed and has so far amassed £3,000 and counting.

Barbara Howse, President of the Rotary Club, said: “Thank you Aimee for a most enthralling evening. We very much hope you will come back and tell us about your next adventure!”

Next, Aimee is planning an even greater fundraising challenge as she aims to walk ‘Coast to Coast’ which is twice the distance.

Find out more about Aimee’s challenge on: Facebook.com/challenge108 or make a donation to support her: www.justgiving.com/Challenge108

To find more about the Rotary Club of Saddleworth, visit their website: www.tsrc.co.uk. To attend one of their meetings (6.30pm weekly on Wednesdays at The White Hart, Lydgate), contact secretary, Clint Elliott on 07778 160008 or email: clinteelliott@gmail.com

 

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