Family’s 100km charity walk to raise funds so daughter Kitty, 8, can have life-changing operation

Tina Duffy is going for a walk at the beginning of July. Nothing unusual about that you might think – except that it’s a 100km hike along the Cotswold Way.

The 51-year-old will be accompanied on her marathon trek by her two 25-year-old stepsons – Jack and Callum Kerr – and 14-year-old son Gregor and husband Stuart who are primed to walk 50km.

The walk will take place during Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd July and is part of a two-day ultra challenge where they will be walking the whole way without stopping apart from meal breaks.

Friends and family will be joining them along the route to offer support and encouragement.

The walks are being organised to raise money so that Tina’s eight-year-old daughter Kitty can have a life-changing operation in Bristol.

Kitty has Diplegic Cerebral Palsy which is a type of cerebral palsy which affects the legs. It means that she cannot walk without the use of a walker.

Not that it’s the first thing that people notice about her because she has a winning smile that won over none other than Princess Anne when she presented her with a bouquet to mark the Cotswold Riding for the Disabled Association’s 50th anniversary a couple of years ago.

“She’s a lovely girl,” said her proud mum, “and she’s very strong mentally, so determined. She’s got a bright outlook on life and is very charming.”

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