Walk­ers in­spired by brave Archie

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A CHAR­ITY walk raised cash for a good cause at the week­end af­ter vil­lagers were in­spired by the story of Archie Hill.

Nine-year-old Archie has mus­cu­lar dys­tro­phy and his fam­ily have been busy rais­ing funds for Mus­cu­lar Dys­tro­phy UK.

Brave Archie has al­ready vis­ited David Cameron in Down­ing Street and en­joyed a visit from Ar­se­nal and Eng­land foot­baller Jack Wil­shere in an ac­tion packed year.

PEO­PLE put their best foot for­ward in or­der to help raise funds for char­ity. A 5km walk took place on Sun­day, May 10, to raise funds for Mus­cu­lar Dys­tro­phy UK.

The event was or­gan­ised by Louisa and Gary Hill, from Chal­font St Peter, whose son Archie, nine, suf­fers from the ill­ness.

Mr and Mrs Hill have or­gan­ised a host of fundrais­ing events for the cause, but this time they de­cided to set up a char­ity walk.

Those in­volved in the event walked from Chal­font St Peter to Chal­font St Giles and back.

Mrs Hill said: “It went re­ally well.

“We were quite touched at the num­ber of peo­ple who turned up and showed their sup­port.

“The weather was fan­tas­tic as well, which made a big dif­fer­ence.”

The amount raised by the event has not yet been con­firmed, but all pro­ceeds will go to the char­ity.

Photo by Jon Mikol www.buyapho­totms.co.uk BA152765

GREAT EF­FORT: Nine year old Archie Hill (front) with brother Ley­ton, 12, mum Louisa and Paul Tom­lin­son, at the walk at Chal­font St Peter’s Foot­ball ground

ON THE MARCH: Walk­ers set off from Chal­font St Peter’s Foot­ball ground on a char­ity walk to aid Mus­cu­lar Dys­tro­phy sufferer Archie Hill

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