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It’s just what the doctor ordered for LIVES

Weve done it:  The LIVES walkers who have raised more than �12,000 for the Horncastle based charity

Weve done it: The LIVES walkers who have raised more than �12,000 for the Horncastle based charity

They are still counting their blisters, but 12 LIVES Responders and their Medical Director Dr Yvonne Owen completed an epic walk from the Humber Bridge to Stamford - and raised more than £12,000 in the process.

They covered an incredible 102.2 miles - in just three days.

Not surprisingly, they were happy to see the finish line in the car park at Stamford Hospital.

The walk was completed by six of the 13 starters who set off from the Humber Bridge in baking-hot conditions.

Three dropped out completely by day two, unable to carry on. Four others managed between 60 and 80 miles of the walk, having some breaks in the support vehicles to get out of the 20 degree heat.

However, they did manage to cross the line on day three.

Stephen Hyde, who organised and took part in the challenge, said: “It was a huge ask to complete 102.2 miles in three days.”

Day One saw the walkers complete 40 miles before an overnight stay in Horncastle where LIVES is based.

Day Two covered 36 miles to Bourne before day three featured the final 26 miles.

Mr Hyde added: “Everyone who took part did a magnificent job to keep going and to the six who completed the whole distance, well, they are amazing.”

Mr Hyde thanked several businesses who supported the event, including Myers Bakery.

He said: “We had some fantastic support.”

They money will go towards helping fund LIVES and Mr Hyde is already planning his next ‘mission.’

*If you wish to support the walkers and donate 
to LIVES please text 
RESP14 £1 or RESP14 £5 to 70070.

 

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