(Above) Phyllis Chapman, 73, from Amersham celebrates walking the full 18 miles with friend Mike Tracey from Rickmansworth; (below) Maldwyn Pugh from Little Chalfont, whose wife
was cared for by Iain Rennie nurses in 2002, has taken part in every Chilterns 3 Peak Challenge since it started six years ago, with granddaughter Victoria Hull
MORE than 650 people pulled on their walking boots to climb the Chiltern hills and raise cash for charity, writes Jo-Anne Rowney.
The walkers stepped out on Sunday to raise money for Rennie Grove Hospice Care.
It was the sixth year people have taken on the Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge.
Families, friends and colleagues chose between a five, nine or 18-mile route starting in Princes Risborough.
Rennie Grove chief executive Jenny Provin, who took part with son Max, said: “I thoroughly enjoyed walking the five-mile route and talking along the way to all the different people taking part. It was a chance to appreciate the English countryside and the emerging autumn colours at their very best.
“There was such a friendly atmosphere among the walkers and I was really struck by how much support there is for the work that we do.”
The charity has to raise more than £6.5million a year to care for 3,000 patients and families.
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The Babes and Adrian, who took part with dogs Gypsy and Tallulah. Louisa Spearing from Loosely Row and Justine Egan from Great Missenden were joined by Nicki Poulter from Oxfordshire and Mika Pater and Adrian Lee from Aldbury
ell and Jenny Flynn, of Beaconsfield,Sara Marman, King, of Great Missenden and Rose
of Chesham, were part of walkers a 15-strong team of Nordic
(Left) Rennie Grove chief executive Jenny Provin with son Max; (right) Graham and Sarah Williamson from Prestwood carried two-year-old Max and Annabelle, eight months, over the five-mile route