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Long haul for Louis Hall at Land's End


By David G Scott

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ACTOR Louis Hall completed his charity ride – known as The Big Hoof – at Land's End on Saturday after setting off from John O'Groats in mid-July.

The John O'Groats to Land's End (Jogle) trip was completed on horseback and raised a mix of online and offline donations for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Louis and Irelanda reach Land's End at long last after setting off from John O'Groats on July 18.
Louis and Irelanda reach Land's End at long last after setting off from John O'Groats on July 18.

The day after finishing, an elated but exhausted Louis said: "So far I’ve raised over £32,000 and our target was £10,000.

"Lots of people came out to support, including many cystic fibrosis sufferers and their families, as we walked in to Land's End on a sunny afternoon at 4.30pm yesterday.

Louis Hall reaches Land's End and raises over £30,000.
Louis Hall reaches Land's End and raises over £30,000.

"Together we've notched up 1147 miles in 57 days."

When the 24-year-old set off from John O'Groats on a sunny Saturday morning in mid-July, Lyth model and stable owner Natalie Oag was invited to officially inaugurate the event.

Louis and his pony Irelanda took a break at Natalie's Horsin' Around stable in Lyth where he posed for pictures with his entourage and even met his namesake, stable mascot Louis the chihuahua.

The Big Hoof pictured with the Horsin' Around team at Lyth on the first day of the charity trek back in July.Picture: DGS
The Big Hoof pictured with the Horsin' Around team at Lyth on the first day of the charity trek back in July.Picture: DGS

Natalie said she was delighted to hear the good news. "I’m so proud of Louis and Irelanda, the wonder horse," she said.

"They are an inspiration to us all and I'm so happy to have been part of the send off. I've enjoyed all the updates and seeing Louis and Irelanda bond along the way while raising money for an amazing charity."

Louis finishes the Jogle trip on pony Irelanda.
Louis finishes the Jogle trip on pony Irelanda.

For more news of Louis and Irelanda, or to donate visit the JustGiving page at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/louis-hallcf

Louis meets Louis on charity ride from John O'Groats



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