Visiting every Tube Station to raise money for the Samaritans

Pair plan to visit every Tube Station in London to raise money for Samaritans of Havering

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On the 10th of April, Chris Cockram and James Wilsher will join 23 other fundraisers visiting every London Underground station in one day. The pair from Romford are raising money for Samaritans Of Havering who offer 24 hour support to people suffering emotional distress via their phone line or North Street walk-in facility. The pair will visit all 270 stations and are expecting it to take around eighteen and a half hours. The attempt is part of the #WalkTheTube challenge which this year will see 25 fundraisers speed around the world oldest metro system.

Chris says: “Think of it as a subterranean London marathon. It’s expected to take us around 18 hours, so if you’re a regular commuter, you appreciate just how much a nightmare of a challenge this is likely to be!”

The team will be starting their epic expedition from Heathrow at 4:30 in the morning and will then spend the day racing around the capital and sprinting between stations before finishing at Amersham just before midnight.

You will be able to keep up with Chris and James’ progress on the day by following the #WalkTheTube hashtag on Twitter.

To show your support for the guys, you can donate to the Samaritans Of Havering by going to www.virginmoneygiving.com/WalkTheTube or by texting TUBE10 and an amount to 70070

Lianne, Director of Havering Samaritans said,“I’m delighted that the pair have chosen our charity to fundraise for. Great publicity for our service around London!