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doing the London-Brighton Trek for British Heart Foundation because they do great work

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  • In memory of: Stephen Holmes
  • Event: London to Brighton Trek, 22 Jun 2013 to 23 Jun 2013

British Heart Foundation

We fund life saving medical research to beat the world's biggest killers.

Charity Registration No. 225971

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

On Saturday 22nd June 2013, I will be taking part in the British Heart Foundations, London to Brighton Trek.

After losing my Father suddenly five years ago, aged 59, and my Uncle in 1999, aged 53, the British Heart Foundation has become one of the charities very close to my heart.

I was asked last year by my Aunt’s husband, Phil White, if I would like toaccompany him and his friend Brian, in taking on the challenge! How could I refuse, especially when Phil himself had just undergone triple heart bypass surgery and what a way to mark the fifth anniversary of my fathers death.

The Challenge itself is to walk from Kempton Park Race Course to Brighton Race Course, a total of 100 km (62 miles), which is to be completed in 30 hours, therefore trekking through the night!

Oh, and yes, with my knees….even by my own admission, this is one of the craziest things I have ever done, considering the seven knee operations I’ve had over the last 10 years, It just makes it more of a challenge!!

Below is an idea of where the route will pass through if anyone would like to come and support us or even give us some encouragement by walking a few miles with us!

      Kempton Park Race Course – 0 miles

      Weybridge ­– 5 miles

      Pyford Lock – 9.5 miles

      Guildford – 18.7 miles

      Shalford – 20 miles

      Cranleigh –  27 miles

      Rudgewick –  30 miles

      Southwater –  38 miles

      Partridge Green –  43 miles

      Henfield – 45 miles

      Bramber –  51 miles

      South Coast  55 miles

      Brighton Race Course - 62 miles

My wife, Helen and Aunt, Alison will be our support team, feeding and watering us as we go. You will be able to contact them if you wish to join us along the way.

Any donation no matter how small would be greatly appreciated, heart disease touches us all. Every year, thousands die prematurely, and those who survive can find life difficult and frightening. The British Heart Foundation is dedicated to research aimed at ending the suffering caused by heart disease.

Thank you in advance for your donations.

Darren

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