12:30PM, Saturday 12 September 2015
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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