Manor Park student traverses the capital for charity
PUBLISHED: 07:00 13 July 2015
Student Khatija Shakir decided to walk 34 miles to show her support for the Kenyan Orphan Project charity.
The 19-year-old set out to journey from Stratford to Ealing with four other fund raisers on Wednesday.
Khatija, from Essex Road, Manor Park, said the challenge “made us closer as friends, and appreciative of many things, that we take for granted”.
She added: “We thought the best way to raise awareness would be a long walk through London – emphasising the importance of transport, shoes, food, water, good health and good friends.”
“The Walk itself was an incredible adventure. Google maps informed us that it would take roughly four to six hours. But I tell you, Google maps shamelessly lied.”
The Kings College student walked from East to West London with four friends and fund raisers Amber, Abbey and Angel Charles and Nazmia Hunter, on the hottest day of the year.
“We laughed along the way, stopped for breaks at parks, had water fights, looked at the sights and marvelled at the length of the journey.
Visit charityapprentice.org to donate to Khatijia’s cause.
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