Melton couple take on 26-mile walk in aid of human trafficking charity

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A cricket-loving couple are hoping to bowl sponsors over by taking on a 26-mile walk in support of a human trafficking charity.

Meltonians Andrew and Caroline Wrath will be walking from Leicestershire County Cricket Club’s Grace Road ground to Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club’s Trent Bridge ground on June 5 - aiming to arrive in time for the 20/20 match between the clubs that night.

Andrew (46) and Caroline (43) are taking on their mammoth trek to raise funds for the charity Hope for Justice which works to identify and rescue victims of human trafficking in the UK. It has assisted hundreds of victims of trafficking since 2008 including children.

The pair, who have supported the cause for five years, will carry a special bat with them on their walk with the message “we believe that freedom is worth the fight” and they’re inviting people to sign it to show their support.

Their walk forms part of a national ‘Hope Challenge’ this summer which will see Hope for Justice supporters countrywide aiming to walk 24,901 miles - the distance around the world - and raising £100,000.

Andrew and Caroline said: “It’s great to be able to support an organisation that is giving people hope and their lives back. We can take freedom for granted but for many people this isn’t the case. We think slavery was eradicated hundreds of year ago but the horrific truth is we come across cases of modern day slavery across our nation today.”

To sponsor the pair visit www.justgiving.com/Andrew-Wrath2/ For more on the charity see hopeforjustice.org.uk