Teenagers mastermind Doddington Mini March for Honour

Doddington's Mini March, MP Steve Barclay with the organisers Louise Youles and Tamar Knott.

Doddington's Mini March, MP Steve Barclay with the organisers Louise Youles and Tamar Knott. - Credit: Archant

For the second year running, teenagers Tamar Knott and Louise Youles will be masterminding the Doddington Mini March for Honour, to pay tribute to British service personnel.

The 16-year-olds are encouraging participants to walk a mile and pay £1, with the money going to the Poppy Appeal.

Tamar said: “For two years myself and my best friend Louise helped my mother Paula organise the Doddington Mini March for Honour, and this is the second time we have organised the event on our own. We want to put the fun back into fund raising.”

Last year North East Cambs MP Steve Barclay attended the march organised by the youngsters, which attracted 80 participants and raised more than £260. Mr Barclay was full of praise for their efforts, saying on Twitter: “Great job by Tamar Knott and Louise Youles organising Doddington mini march for The Poppy Appeal. Fun and for a good cause.”

This year’s Mini March for Honour takes place on Saturday November 2, leaving Manor Estate at 12noon, and finishing at The George public house, where a raffle will be held.


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