25-mile walkathon from London Bridge to Gravesend for hospice Ellenor raises over £11,000

PUBLISHED: 12:10 17 July 2017 | UPDATED: 12:10 17 July 2017

Walkers assembled at London Bridge

Walkers assembled at London Bridge


Over 75 people took part

Over 75 people took part in a charity walkathon challenge on July 2, completing the 25-mile walk from Tower Bridge to hospice Ellenor in Gravesend.

The walk has so far raised £11,476 for the charity, but organisers hope the final total will reach £15,000.

Hayley Brown, events manager, said: “This event is a real challenge which many people underestimate. Walking 25 miles is a huge achievement and to have so many people take part to support ellenor is fantastic. Watching everyone complete the walk with a real sense of pride was wonderful and to be able to finish in our hospice gardens with their families supporting them is exactly what we are all about at Ellenor.”

lan Freeman, participant, added: “We enjoy the challenge and when you are doing it to raise funds for a good cause it makes it even more fun. We have had friends who were cared for by ellenor and they did it wonderfully. We are also going to the next stage and walking 62 miles in September to raise more funds.”

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