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The crate that can save a life - meet the woman taking on the challenge

PUBLISHED: 13:50 05 August 2019 | UPDATED: 16:22 05 August 2019

Charlie Houlder-Moat is walking the Peddars Way route with a ShelterBox crate on her back, Picture: Marc Betts

Charlie Houlder-Moat is walking the Peddars Way route with a ShelterBox crate on her back, Picture: Marc Betts

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It is a crate that can save a family's life in a time of need.

Charlie Houlder-Moat and Paul Weatherill are walking the Peddars Way route with a ShelterBox crate on her back, Picture: Marc BettsCharlie Houlder-Moat and Paul Weatherill are walking the Peddars Way route with a ShelterBox crate on her back, Picture: Marc Betts

Packed with supplies including a 10 person tent, children's toys and food, a ShelterBox crate can be sent anywhere in the UK or the world to those in disaster relief areas.

Now, Charlie Houlder-Moat, 33, of Watton, is walking the Peddars Way route on Tuesday, August 6 with a crate strapped to her back to raise awareness of the charity's work and fund as many crates as she can.

The RAF Marham liaison officer said: "I have been training as much as I can. I work full-time and train at the church, so in my pockets of time I have been trying to get out on Peddars Way."

The 35-mile route stretches from Hunstanton to Watton. She will be joined by Watton Rotary Club member Paul Weatherill, 64, throughout the challenge with other members joining her along the route.

Charlie Houlder-Moat and Paul Weatherill are walking the Peddars Way route with a ShelterBox crate on her back, Picture: Marc BettsCharlie Houlder-Moat and Paul Weatherill are walking the Peddars Way route with a ShelterBox crate on her back, Picture: Marc Betts

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They hope to complete the walk in 24 hours with a welcoming party including Watton mayor Pat Warwick and the town crier waiting for their arrival in Watton town centre on the morning of Wednesday, August 7.

She added: "I'm feeling positive that we will be able to complete it in the 24 hours knowing that we have a whole load of people ready to meet us at the end, it's going to help.

"The Rotary Club will have a stand and having the Mayor and town crier out will push us on knowing everyone has got on-board to support us."

Ms Houlder-Moat set a target of raising £590, the cost of a crate, but she has already surpassed this raising enough for three.

Mr Weatherill said: "The Rotary Club started the charity many years ago and it has grown into a very large charity, multi-national, with people working all over the world during disasters.

"There are times they have been used in flood situations in the UK too. They are an essential piece of kit and a life saver for many people."

For more information or to donate go to www.justgiving.com/fundraising/charlie-houlder-moat

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