Enid’s march for Mercian

71-year-old Enid Corker is walking 200 miles to raise cash for Mercian regiment fund and to present a scroll with names of all members of the regiment killed including Pte Tunicliffe of Ilkeston to cllrs in Derby. Cindy Baines asst regimental sec, Enid Corker, colonel David Sneath DL of Nottinghamshire, private John Taylor and lance corporal Ashley James.

71-year-old Enid Corker is walking 200 miles to raise cash for Mercian regiment fund and to present a scroll with names of all members of the regiment killed including Pte Tunicliffe of Ilkeston to cllrs in Derby. Cindy Baines asst regimental sec, Enid Corker, colonel David Sneath DL of Nottinghamshire, private John Taylor and lance corporal Ashley James.

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A 71 year-old woman walking 200 miles in support of the Mercian Regiment started the seventh day of her 16 day march in Stanley Common on Saturday.

Enid Corker is walking through five counties on her route through the Mercian area with support from soldiers of the regiment.

The walk is to raise awareness of the sacrifices its men have made when deployed on Operations and the work done by the Mercian Regimental Benevolence Charity.

In each county Enid will present a scroll containing the names of Mercian soldiers killed in action, including Pte Tunnicliffe, from Ilkeston.

Enid said: “The idea was to do a physically challenging event which would pass through the Mercian Counties which would involve serving members of the regiment and allow the populations of the counties to understand the sacrifices made.”

The route started in Cheshire on Saturday August 31 and after her walk through Derbyshire she will travel through Nottinghamshire and on to finish in Worcestershire.