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Fire feat for Ryan

Ryan Showell (centre) who is to walk 400 miles for the Little Heroes charity, landlord Alex Showell (left) and Colin Nesbitt from Little Heroes, outside The Cat i' th' Well, Wainstalls.

Ryan Showell (centre) who is to walk 400 miles for the Little Heroes charity, landlord Alex Showell (left) and Colin Nesbitt from Little Heroes, outside The Cat i' th' Well, Wainstalls.

Brave fund-raiser Ryan Showell will walk 400 miles over hot coals to see his stepchildren and boost a charity’s coffers.

The 36-year-old, who runs The Cat i’th’Well pub in Wainstalls with dad Alex, has pledged to walk from Appletreewick to Weymouth, where his stepchildren Megan, 18, and Louis, 16, live.

At the same time his walk will raise cash for Little Heroes, a charity which helps children with cancer.

One of the charity’s fund-raising challenges is the daring “fire walk”, where people bravely cross a long strip of fire - and Mr Showell has pledged to do six fire walks during his 400 mile trek.

He will set off on Monday on his 21-day mission, walking 30 miles from The Craven Arms pub in Appletreewick to reach The Cat In Th’Well pub on Monday evening, where the first fire walk takes place.

Mr Showell said he only took up walking when he decided to do the mammoth trek back in February this year -when his stepdaughter asked when he was next visiting.

“I said I would literally walk to see her and would walk over fire. Before I knew it, I’m walking the 400 miles to Weymouth and doing six fire walks along the way.”

About 15 people have already signed up to join him in the Wainstalls fire walk. Anyone who wants to take part needs a minimum sponsorship of £125 .

Mr Showell said his step children will be there to meet him when he reaches his destination: “I’m really excited.”

To sponsor him visit www.justgiving.com/Ryan-Showell or visit www.littleheroes.org.uk.

lThe Cat In Th’Well pub is also holding a beer and music festival this weekend in aid of Little Heroes and Mr Showell’s trek. There will be guest ales and bands from 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.

 

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