Youngster's tragic death inspires coast-to-coast walk

A trio of charity walkers have walked the breadth of the country in memory of a youngster who collapsed and died outside a Preston night club.

David Massey, 27, Rob Harrison, 27, and Ted Hayes, 61, all of Preston, finished the Coast-to-Coast walk, taking them nearly 200 miles from St Bee’s Head on the Cumbrian coast to Robin Hood’s Bay, near Whitby, on the east in just seven days.

They raised nearly £2,000 for the Cardiac Risk in the Young charity in memory of David’s friend, Andrew Parr, who died outside Tokyo Jo’s night club in 2004 after suffering a heart attack caused by an undiagnosed condition.

David, who lives in Winkley Square, said: “It was a real epic journey. As well as all the walking, we actually climbed 29,000 ft which is the same as Mount Everest. Another lad who started with us, Rob Rawlinson, actually had to drop out with heat exhaustion. Normally it takes two or three weeks to do the walk but we did it in one.”