Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Walkers and wheelchair-users raise £12,000 for MS charity

MORE than 150 people took part in walks in and around Henley on Sunday to raise money for a multiple sclerosis charity.

The walkers could choose either a half marathon or six-mile route, starting and finishing at the River and Rowing Museum, as part of the annual Walking for MileS event.

There was also a mile-and-a-half walk around Marsh Lock for people in wheelchairs or who have difficulty in walking.

Every walker was presented with a certificate and a chocolate medal after completing the event.

Julia Thomas walked the six-mile route in a wheelbarrow with her three dogs and friends Jane Devlin, Hazel Thomas, Hedley Alexander and Louise Jefferies as “The Wheelchair Gang”. Mayoress Glynnis Akehurst took part in the six-mile walk with her sister Caroline Davis, whose husband Adrian died last year after 12 years battling the disease.

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