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Gardener completes 87 mile walk in aid of Alexander Devine

Gardener completes 87 mile walk in aid of Alexander Devine

Grace Witherden

Gardener completes 87 mile walk in aid of Alexander Devine

A gardener battled thunder and lightning to complete a fundraising walk for Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Service.

Nigel Trafford walked 87 miles in just over 36 hours on Saturday, August 22, and raised more than £1,350 for the charity.

He set off from Ivinghoe Beacon, Buckinghamshire, and finished at Overton Hill in Wiltshire.

Nigel, from Lane End, said: “I struggled to find the beacon in the dark and asked directions from a guy who was watching for shooting stars.

“When I told him I was raising money to build the children’s hospice he immediately took a tenner from his wallet to sponsor me. The cause touches a lot of people’s hearts.

“After 20 miles my legs were really in pain and I thought I wasn’t going to make it, but I plodded on.

I was determined to do it no matter what.”

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