Pensioners tackle Jordan to raise charity cash

Boston men Stuart Binks and Chris Tunnard during their six-day Jordan trek for Macmillan Cancer Support. NA
Boston men Stuart Binks and Chris Tunnard during their six-day Jordan trek for Macmillan Cancer Support. NA

TWO Boston pensioners have returned from a gruelling hike across Jordan to raise money for a cancer charity.

Macmillan Cancer Support Committee members Stuart Binks, 69, and Chris Tunnard, 72, travelled on foot for six days across remote desert canyons and 1,000 metres up a mountain to raise about £12,000.

Their final day took them to the ‘lost city’ of Petra.

On behalf of the pair, Stuart said: “I’ve been amazed at the huge amount of support we’ve received and so grateful for the generosity of so many people.”