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Couple in their 90s in ‘fast trot’ to raise money for campaign against live animal markets

Angela and Martin Humphery take on challenge for Born Free

14 May, 2020 — By Richard Osley

Angela and Martin Humphrey will be walking every day for two months

A HAMPSTEAD couple who are both in their 90s are using their lockdown walks to raise money for a charity which campaigns against live animal markets.

Angela and Martin Humphery plan to walk – or “fast trot” – for an hour every day for two months.

“Being great lovers of wildlife, and horrified about the alleged cause of this pandemic being the Wuhan wildlife market, we decided to do a daily one-hour, three-mile circular to promote Born Free’s campaign to shut down live animal markets across the world,” said Ms Humphery, adding that a surgeon had recommended her husband, who is the former chairman of the Heath and Hampstead Society, take regular exercise after his open-heart surgery last year.

“These are not only hell-holes for our fellow creatures but health hazards for us too,” she said.

Comedian and actor Ricky Gervais, who used to0 live in the same road as the couple and became friends with them on animal charity fund-raisers, has posted a message backing their fund-raising efforts.

New Journal readers can support the couple by visiting www.justgiving.com/fundraising/goingbats

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