Aldershot News & Mail : 2020-09-09

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17 NEWS & MAIL WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2020 86-year-old Leslie walks the walk by going the distance Leslie Clarke, 86, (pictured centre wearing a Combat Stress T-shirt) walked 30 miles in Normandy last month and has raised more than £5,000 for two charities Speaking to charity Combat Stress, he said: “After all the injuries and nearly losing my right leg, to be able to complete a challenge like this – and for such good causes – is absolutely fabulous. “People were waving and clapping me on, and even accompanyi­ng me on my laps. It turned into a whole village event.” Despite having just completed his fundraisin­g challenge, Mr Clarke is already looking ahead to what he can do next to help raise even more money for charity. “I’ve never had to use the services of Combat Stress, but I know people who have. So I’m not done just yet. “I’m planning to do a 90-mile walk for them to mark my 90th, as well as a small thing called the London Marathon.” To sponsor Mr Clarke, visit uk.virginmone­­ke1 AN OCTOGENARI­AN who has spent the last two years battling leg operations and injuries, has raised more than £5,000 for two local charities after walking 30 miles. Leslie Clarke, 86, walked a threemile circuit of Normandy 10 times on Saturday August 29 in support of Step by Step, a youth homelessne­ss charity based in Aldershot, and Combat Stress, a charity based in Leatherhea­d that supports former servicemen and women with problems such as PTSD and which is the UK’s leading veterans’ mental health charity. Mr Clarke, who recently spent two years undergoing a series of ankle operations before suffering a separate serious leg injury, undertook the sponsored walk to commemorat­e reaching his 86th birthday. He was joined by members of the community. PUB IN THE PARK’S GARDEN PARTY GREAT FOOD •LIVE MUSIC •LUSH VIBES PARK UP, POP OUT AND PARTY WITH A CAR-FULL OF FRIENDS & FAMILY! FROM OD O F KNEBWORTH TOM KERRIDGE H T I W 11 - 13 SEPTEMBER S D N FRIE & KAISER CHIEFS RICK ASTLEY BASEMENT JAXX GABRIELLE (DJ SET) SOUL II SOUL • SCOUTING FOR GIRLS STEREO MCS • TOPLOADER • JUDGE JULES THE CRAIG CHARLES FUNK & SOUL CLUB Follow us DRIVEINGAR­DENPARTY.COM TICKETS ON SALE NOW PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTE­D BY PRESSREADE­R PressReade­ +1 604 278 4604 . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW

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