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Team to walk the 25-mile 144 bus route from Birmingham to Worcester to raise cash for Cure Parkinson's

Tristan Harris 6th May, 2021 Updated: 6th May, 2021

A TEAM from Bromsgrove will walk the famous route off the 144 bus from Birmingham to Worcester to raise funds for Cure Parkinson’s.

Stoke Prior-based Taps UK employees Sophia Harley, Bryony Billingham, Millie K, James Higgs, Lydia Owen and Jake Kendall, along with Becki Harley, who works at the One Stop Shop, will undertake the 25-mile walk on May 30 and hope to raise £1,000.

They have so far had £565 pledged, including £250 from bus operator First Worcester which runs the 144.

The team decided to take on the charity’s £1,000 challenge to help fund vital research into treatment and finding a cure for Parkinson’s Disease.

Sophia said the team’s training was going really well and they were grateful to everyone who had contributed to their fund-raising page.

“When we were thinking of what to do to raise the cash, we chose the 144 route because it’s so iconic.

“It’s more than a century old, steeped in history and the Salt Road was recently celebrated by First.

“The route is also instantly recognisable – everyone knows it and, therefore, the magnitude of the task ahead.”

Visit justgiving.com/team/team144 to donate to the group’s cause.

Go to cureparkinsons.org.uk for more on the charity and the £1,000 challenge.

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