Shoot­ers trek 26 miles to raise £18k for stroke char­ity

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Two game­keep­ers, a beater and a sport­ing agent have suc­cess­fully com­pleted the Al­len­dale Chal­lenge, a 26-mile trek across the north Pen­nines, to raise funds for the Stroke As­so­ci­a­tion.

As we re­ported ear­lier this year, agent Peter Bax­en­dale, Weardale head­keeper Nick Walm­s­ley, beat­keeper Nathan Bam­ford and Teresa Jolly, a reg­u­lar beater at Stean and Scar in York­shire, set out to raise £4,000 for the char­ity af­ter see­ing the huge im­pact that a stroke had on a close col­league. They raised more than four times their orig­i­nal tar­get and have do­nated £18,000 to the char­ity.

Peter, 61, said: “The three se­nior mem­bers of the team have a com­bined age of 175, so we are all at that stage when we know we could eas­ily suf­fer a stroke and we all know peo­ple who have had them.”

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