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Worthing friends' charity M25 walk banned on health and safety grounds
Two best friends who planned to walk the M25 in aid of a seriously ill boy have been banned for health and safety reasons.
Now 32-year-old plumber Scott Morely and 34-year-old electrician Mark Rogers from Worthing will walk its equivalent distance.
It is in aid of brave 12-year-old Miles Rogers, Mr Rogers’ nephew, who was hit by a car in October last year.
Miles ‘died’ four times after being struck as he left a rugby club and now his mother Kelly needs to adapt their home for him.
On November 16 the best friends will walk 118 miles from Worthing Pier to Margate in Kent and plan to do it in 40 hours, without a break. It is for the Smiles 4 Miles fund.
Mr Morely, who said he was excited about the walk, explained: “Miles was thrown into the frame of the car and suffered horrific head injuries.
“He was rushed to hospital and was touch and go for months later. On paper he has died four times but keeps fighting.
“He has had three parts of his skull removed and is going to be having metals plates put in, in the future.
“As you can imagine, it has turned the whole family upside down.
“The fund was set up for two reasons. The first was to make donations to other organisations that have helped Miles.
“The second was to buy equipment that will allow Miles to continue his rehabilitation and to purchase anything that will better Miles’ experiences in life.”
There is a website where people can donate money to Miles. Visit www.gofundme.com/19m8uk.