Friends tackled 12-mile challenge and raised thousands

Two friends who put in the miles and pulled on their comfiest walking shoes have raised £2,215.55 for a local hospice.

Having decided that they wanted to do something to help the Haverhill community over a pint, Kenny Naxton and Brendan Grace decided to undertake their fundraising challenge, which saw them complete a 12-mile sponsored walk in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care.

Having set off from the Royal Exchange Pub, in Haverhill, Kenny and Brendan’s walk through the town took three and a half hours.

With the pair were spurred on in their efforts having seen the support their family and friends have received from the hospice in the past.

George Chilvers, the hospice’s community fundraising manager, said: “A massive thank you to Brendan, Kenny, and everyone who supported them.

“Walking 12-miles on a hot July day certainly isn’t an easy feat and we are all so grateful for their determination.

“The support we receive from fundraisers like Kenny and Brendan makes such a difference to our charity and all of the funds they raise will help us continue to care for those who need the hospice’s support not just in Haverhill but across west Suffolk and Thetford.”

Kenny and Brendan completed their challenge on Saturday, July 14, with the final funds now counted; everything they have raised will help the hospice to continue providing services and support to those across the area in the final chapters of their lives.

Pictured above are Kenny Naxton and Brendan Grace who walked 12-miles to raise £2,215.55 for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

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