Pat Smith, a 71-year-old grandmother from Dorking, is walking over 100 miles to raise funds for a legal challenge to Surrey County Council.
Pat, a climate activist who was supported A Voice for Leith Hill in their fight against oil drilling at Colharbour, will walk to six sites in the Weald which are targeted for oil and gas drilling: Brockham, Leith Hill,
Dunsfold, Broadford Bridge,
Balcombe and Horse Hill.
She is raising money for the Judicial Review of Surrey County Council’s decision to allow 20 years of oil production at Horse Hill, near Gatwick in Surrey, which is being brought by Sarah Finch.
Pat says, “If we’re to stand any chance of averting the horrors of climate change, we have to stand together against ‘get-rich-quick’ actions that pollute the planet. There’s no need for any new onshore oil drilling.
“Money is needed to go ahead with this legal action. It is something we can do, now. Please support me and donate now.”
All funds raised will go to the Surrey Oil Legal Challenge Fund.