21 Jan 2016

Channel 5 historian Dan Jones supports his family, who are trekking The Great Wall of China for The Children's Society

Dan Jones

Buckinghamshire residents will have an exclusive opportunity to hear from acclaimed historian Dan Jones at a fundraising event in aid of The Children’s Society on Tuesday 26 January.

The historian, best-selling author and presenter of Channel 5’s Britain’s Bloody Crown, who grew up in Marsh Gibbon, will be speaking about the Wars of the Roses at the event at Marsh Gibbon Church.

Dan’s talk will support the fundraising efforts of his mum Lynne and sister Eve, who will be trekking the Great Wall of China in aid of The Children’s Society in April. Together, they are aiming to raise an incredible £5,700 towards the charity’s work to support some of the UK’s most disadvantaged children and young people.

Dan Jones says: 'I’m so proud of mum and Eve for taking on this fantastic challenge for The Children’s Society, so when they asked me to get involved in their fundraising I jumped at the chance. I’m excited to be coming back to Marsh Gibbon for this talk in support of such an amazing cause.'

Lynne Jones says: 'I’ve taken on treks in Peru and Nepal to raise funds in the past, so this will be my third trek for The Children’s Society! I am retiring next year, so I thought I could do one more trek and the Great Wall of China will be a real challenge. It’s great to be joining forces with Eve this year and I’m sure we’ll keep each other motivated when the going gets tough.

'We want to raise as much as possible to help the charity support vulnerable young people, so we were thrilled when Dan offered to help. It promises to be a fantastic night and tickets are selling fast, so book now to make sure you don’t miss out!'

Dan Jones will be speaking at Marsh Gibbon Church at 7.30pm on Tuesday 26 January. Tickets cost £10 (£7.50 concessions) and are available from lynneesau2@aol.com.

To make a donation to support Lynne & Eve’s fundraising go to their JustGiving page.

Media enquiries

For more information please call The Children’s Society media team on 020 7841 4422 or email media@childrenssociety.org.uk. For out-of-hours enquiries please call 07810 796 508.

Notes to editors

The Children’s Society wants to create a society where children and young people are valued, respected and happy. We are committed to helping vulnerable and disadvantaged young people, including children in care and young runaways. We give a voice to disabled children, help young refugees to rebuild their lives and provide relief for young carers. Through our campaigns and research, we seek to influence policy and perceptions so that young people have a better chance in life.