Love Island's Camilla Trulow joins Salisbury charity walk

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Published by Spire FM News at 9:07am 26th May 2019. (Updated at 9:19am 26th May 2019)

Over 600 people took part in HALO's first ever 'Safe Steps' trek across the Salisbury Plain firing ranges yesterday (25th May).

Camilla was joined by her boyfriend - also a former Love Island contestant - Jamie Jewitt, 

She said:

"It’s been great to catch up with old friends and colleagues at HALO today and help raise awareness of the importance of mine clearance.

I was privileged to work for HALO when we cleared the last mines in Mozambique and that gives me great hope that a world without mines really is possible.’

Camilla Trulow takes part in Safe Steps trek
Camilla Trulow takes part in Safe Steps trek

Participants also included former Invictus Games competitors from Ukraine. 

They walked the 22 mile route over Salisbury Plain, in an attempt to raise awareness of the vital work the HALO Trust does to remove landmines and unexploded bombs.

Chief executive James Cowan said:

 "We seen a remarkable turnout on Salisbury Plain today that shows that Wiltshire wants to get behind its new local global charity.

It’s particularly fitting that the MoD gave us special permission to pass through the normally restricted military firing range, reminding us of the daily challenges faced by many people.

Nobody should have to dodge a mine when taking their children to school or produce to market.

HALO’s landmine clearance saves both lives and livelihoods and it’s fantastic to have the public’s support for our mission."

The charity - which has a base in Stratford-sub-Castle - works in more than 25 countries around the world, mostly former warzones. 

HALO Trust Safe Steps trek 2019 gets underway
HALO Trust Safe Steps trek 2019 gets underway

 

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