Charity walkers to get guided tour of Hampstead Heath by park superintendent
By spana | Wednesday, August 15, 2012, 11:30
The superintendant of Hampstead Heath is to give a two-and-a-half mile guided tour of the park for a charity fundraiser.
Simon Lee will lead the walk on Saturday 15 September, which will cover some of the lesser-known areas of the heath and include the chance to meet his two donkeys Sienna and Calypso.
The walk has been organised by Hampstead resident and ex-travel writer Angela Humphery to raise funds for the international animal charity SPANA (the Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad).
Angela, who has lived in the area for over 50 years, is hoping that local residents will sign up to the fundraiser. She said: "This is a wonderful opportunity for people to see a different side of Hampstead Heath thanks to the excellent guided tour by superintendant Simon Lee.
"As an animal lover I am particularly excited about meeting Simon's two donkeys along the way. They will be a reminder that the money we raise will be going to the fantastic animal charity SPANA to help them provide more free veterinary care for working donkeys, horses and mules across the developing world."
The walk begins at 10am and will start and finish near the Golders Hill Park Café.
Registration for the event costs £10 and participants are asked to donate or raise £25 in sponsorship to go towards SPANA's veterinary and education work. For more information about the walk or to sign up, contact email@example.com or phone 020 7831 3999.