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Night Challenge Raises Funds for Local Hospice

Sisters Clare Winfield from the University of Leicester (right) and Monica Winfield from BBC Radio Leicester (left).

Night Challenge Raises Funds for Local Hospice

On 19th June, Clare Winfield from the Department of Cancer Studies and Molecular Medicine put her best foot forward to raise funds for LOROS in their Twilight Walk around Leicester.

Issued on 23 June, 2010

Clare began the 7km walk from the Walkers Stadium at 10pm, finishing as one of the forerunner s in an admirable time of 1 hour and 22 minutes. She joined hundreds of other fundraisers on the route around Leicester, encountering everything from the spooky atmosphere of the Castle Courtyard to the Saturday night revellers on the last leg.

Clare described the experience 'There was a great atmosphere; we trooped excitedly through an arch of pink and white balloons, we were made to feel very special. I managed to keep up a good pace throughout, I really knew I'd walked 7km by the end though, I couldn't have gone round again!'

'Walking into' Fathers' Day, Clare raised £100 in memory of her Dad, who was himself an ardent fundraiser for the charity that provides free medical and social care for local patients.

Emma Howard

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