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Help for Heroes receives a £5,000 boost

Help for Heroes receives a £5,000 boost

The Help for Heroes charity has received a fantastic £5,000 boost thanks to the efforts of one keen fundraiser.

Walker Judy Hitchcock embarked on a gruelling 63-mile walk - taking five days to complete - in order to raise money for the cause, which helps members of the armed forces who have been injured while in battle.

But this is not the first time Ms Hitchcock has battled through blisters and fatigue to complete the long walk - in 2009 she raised £10,000 by taking on the challenge but lowered her fundraising target this year to take the economic crisis into account.

She says: "Despite a few blisters I feel pretty good, I'm quite lucky really. Every penny, as well as help is still needed."

After completing the challenge, Ms Hitchcock was welcomed by a passing out parade at Helles Barracks in Caterick.

Former England rugby player Josh Lewsy is currently at Mount Everest's base camp waiting for the right weather conditions to enable him to climb the world's tallest peak in order to raise money for Help for Heroes.

Posted by Mark Wilkins

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