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Walker takes on 500-mile challenge to help orphans

Published 23/04/2010 | 05:00

HIS MP3 player is fully loaded and he is ready to walk.

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Stephen Howlin yesterday started a 500-mile charity walk across the country in order to raise money for young children in Nepal.

The 26-year-old quickly admitted that he was no natural athlete, but still relishes the challenge.

"I can drink and smoke with the best of them and I don't do any sport so I just trained for this by doing long walks," he said.

Stephen, who is from Lusk in Dublin, departed RTE studios with a spring in his step for the massive trawl through Wicklow, Wexford, Waterford, Cork, Kerry, Clare and Galway.

He aims to raise €20,000 for the Umbrella Foundation, which works with thousands of children who have been orphaned in Nepal.

His epic walk will end in Galway on May 24.

Irish Independent

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