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A group of fundraisers will walk from Mawnan Smith to Falmouth and back on May 17 to support a charity fighting slavery in the UK.

Alison Benney, from Mawnan, will be taking a group of about six people on the sponsored walk to raise money for Hope for Justice, which identifies and helps victims of trafficking and forced labour in the UK, as part of its Zoe Challenge.

The event, named after one of the first victims to be saved by the charity, is inspired this year by a man who had to walk for ten days to escape forced labour, and the charity is hoping to raise £125,000 with participants walking a total of 12,416 miles.

Alison said: “I wanted to get out and do something for a good cause. I heard about this charity through church, and think the goal to ‘stamp out slavery in the UK within our generation’ is something worth aiming for.” Alison has already raised over half of her target amount, at justgiving.com/alison-benney.