Dad's 100km trek for Wentworth Woodhouse inspired by son, 13

Dad's 100km trek for Wentworth Woodhouse inspired by son, 13

By Michael Upton | 10/09/2018

Dad's 100km trek for Wentworth Woodhouse inspired by son, 13

A DAD put his best foot forward to help restore historic Wentworth Woodhouse — after taking inspiration from his 13-year-old son.

Keith Jenner’s lad Robert raised £300 in sponsorship by taking part in Walking For Woodhouse, a 15km stroll through the grounds last year.

Keith’s sponsored walk was a bit further afield than his lad’s, though.

On Saturday morning, he took on the Thames Path Challenge in London — a non-stop 100km journey along the banks of the River Thames from Putney to Henley, finally completing the trek early on Sunday.

Keith (48) said: “Robert’s walk gave me the idea to do a walk of my own in support of the house.

“I’m may not be from the area originally, but I’m very proud of it. 

“When we came to live in South Yorkshire 15 years ago I was amazed to discover one of the UK’s best stately homes virtually on our doorstep.

“We read the book Black Diamonds and enjoyed many a walk from Wombwell to Wentworth, always wishing we could look inside the house. 

“As soon as the tours started we booked and were really impressed, but our visit also taught us how much there is to be done. I want to spread the word to encourage people to visit and get fundraising.”

Keith has raised more than £500 for Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust and you can make a donation at his Just Giving page.