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Walk To Honour Barnsley Soldier

Thursday September 6 2012


Private Matthew Thornton Private Matthew Thornton


A GROUP of walkers have set off on a 73 mile walk today in memory of a Barnsley soldier who died in Afghanistan.

Matthew Thornton, 28, from Darton was killed in November by an improvised explosive device. His dad Mick has helped organise the Barnsley Boundary Walk which started today to raise money for Help The Heroes.

The walk is expected to take three and a half days and the walkers are hoping to raise money towards a £100,000 target for the charity after a number of events taking place in Matthew's memory.

The walk began at Matthew's grave at All Saints Church, Darton and the group will return to there at the end of the walk on September 9.

Donations can be made at www.justgiving.com/michael-thornton1

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Reply Posted by janet on Thursday September 6 2012 at 16:35
Went to see them set off,do Matthew proud and bless you all for helping such a good cause.

Reply Posted by sharon on Sunday September 9 2012 at 13:34
congrats to all that has completed the walk

Reply Posted by mick thornton on Monday September 10 2012 at 08:29
congrats to all who took part on the walk and thanks to everyone who showed you support to us ,must get my feet in a bowl of water cold water,their sizzleing.ha ha

Reply Posted by laura on Monday September 10 2012 at 15:26
Very challenging walk. Well worth it though...very well organised. Thank you Mick and the TA.

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