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Paul Loring

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raised of £20,000 target by 44 supporters

Weʼre raising £20,000 to Keith Loring’s Memorial Fund

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Dear All,

Keith Loring was a loving husband to our beautiful mum Lesley and a brilliant loving dad to Katie & I. We lost him to cancer in December after a brave fight to the very end and miss him dearly.

We would like to honour his final wishes of completing and publishing the book he was writing, covering his time at Cambridge United F.C., Brentford Football Club, Derby County Football Club, Derbyshire County Cricket Club, Leicester City Football Club and Mickleover Football Club and to get his ashes to his favourite spot in the Algarve.

As a family we would also like to put a memorial bench in his honour next to the lake in Alvaston Park where he just loved to walk and relax. Any money remaining, we will donate to his favourite charities; the Royal British Legion and Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre.

To raise money, I am walking just over 270 miles, the equivalent of covering his journey from Cambridge Utd Football Club, to Brentford Football Club, to Derby County Football Club, to Derbyshire County Cricket Club, to Leicester City Football Club and finally to Mickleover Football Club. According to Google, to do it continuously, it should take me around seven weeks, at a rate of 10,000 steps per day, with a final total of well over 500,000 steps. I will update daily my distanced walked and keep you informed of the progress made.

Keith wasn’t just our dad – he was a pillar of the community wherever he went, believing in the power of community and charity, and working tirelessly to help people.

Since he died, we have been truly touched by the messages we have had and seeing how much dad was loved, respected, how he inspired, mentored and affected so many along the way, with his selfless attitude and generosity throughout his life has been overwhelming.

Please help us achieve his final wishes and support the charities he loved.

Thank you for all your support.

Lesley, Katie & Paul Loring


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  • Paul Loring2 years ago
    Paul Loring

    Paul Loring

    2 years ago

    A big thank you to James, his team and all who contributed to the £108 over the last few days at the James Richards Circus at Mickleover Football Club towards my fundraising for my Dad, Keith Loring. Many more steps to go to the new million step target, but just so thankful for everyone who has kindly given something. Please spread the word if you think anyone would like to donate. Hope you all had a lovely Easter Lesley Katie & Paul xxx

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  • Paul Loring2 years ago
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    Paul Loring

    2 years ago

    Reached just over 600, 000 steps today Dad, every step I wish I could look round and see you but thank you for keeping me company 💙 Love you lots Dad xxx

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  • Paul Loring2 years ago
    Paul Loring

    Paul Loring

    2 years ago

    570,000 steps walked into the new target of 0ne Million Steps today Special day for my mum Lesley on their 57th Wedding Anniversary today, so Dad keep looking out as you always do for mum ~ we love you more than you will ever know. Big hugs 💙💙💙💙

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  • Don Amott

    Don Amott

    May 2, 2022

    Towards your bench Keith. Miss you x


  • Mark Tricker

    Mark Tricker

    Apr 27, 2022

    You are doing fantastic Paul, well done a truly amazing family


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  • Marian McMinn

    Marian McMinn

    Mar 28, 2022

    Another donation for the return journey Paul. Well done for what you are doing. X


  • Malc and Bev Salt

    Malc and Bev Salt

    Mar 28, 2022

    Well done Paul, keep going !!


  • John and Lynda Broomhead

    John and Lynda Broomhead

    Mar 27, 2022

    Huge effort mate .. Keith would of been very proud . Keep going .. best wishes


  • Chris R

    Chris R

    Mar 21, 2022

    Both your Dad and Jim were fantastic to me. I remember them so fondly. He’ll be proud of you mate.

Paul Loring

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Thank you for taking the time to visit and help. You will see me walking around Alvaston Lake to achieve this distance. Say hi if you see me. Take care Paul x

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