18 Aug 2006

Corrie's Jennie McAlpine Adds Fizz To Walk New York

18 August 2006

Coronation Street actress Jennie McAlpine (aka Fiz Brown) will be leaving Weatherfield behind as she heads off to New York City for The Children's Society's Walk New York event 2006.

Jennie will join 125 walkers to take part in a half marathon (13 miles) across the big apple in celebration of the charity's 125th anniversary.

Jennie is juggling work and training to prepare for the half marathon walk, which takes place from 10-14 November 2006. She said "New York is one of my favourite cities, I love it there. I am so pleased to be part of The Children's Society's 125th anniversary, you can help too by sponsoring me at www.justgiving.com/jenniemcalpine".

Earlier this year Jennie and her pals from Coronation Street were photographed with an authentic New York taxi outside the Rovers Return, which went on tour to recruit participants for the walk. With 125 walkers taking part in the walk it is set to be The Children's Society's biggest walk ever!

The Children's Society is the leading charity provider of international challenges and treks to many worldwide destinations including San Francisco, India and South Africa. To get a free brochure call our action supporter line on 0845 300 1128 or email supporteraction@childrenssociety.org.uk

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