Loughborough Echo

Masons brave blisters and torrential rain on 113-mile charity trek

-

A TEAM of Freemasons tackled the 113 miles of the Leicesters­hire Round footpath network to raise £35,000 for good causes.

With family and friends in tow, the walkers braved blisters, aches, pains and torrential rain – but the amount raised made it well worth the effort.

The walk was undertaken over four days spanning two weekends, with the hardiest walkers tackling more than 25 miles a day. The mixed weather ranged from pouring rain to blue skies, making the walk even more challengin­g.

For the final leg of the walk, the fund-raisers congregate­d at the Bradgate Park memorial wood, where the head of Leicesters­hire and Rutland Freemasons, Peter Kinder, said: “I would like to thank all of those who put in this tremendous effort to raise such a fantastic amount for local charities and good causes.

“I would also like to thank the organisers and the support team, without whom this event would not have taken place. And finally, I would like to thank all of those who have donated to this most worthy cause.”

The money raised has already been put to good use, with £5,000 going to the Rainbows hospice for children and young people, and a further £5,000 will be donated to Loros, which provides hospice care and support to terminally-ill adult patients, their family, and carers.

The remaining £25,000 is being donated to the Masonic Charitable Foundation, one of the largest grant-making charities in the country.

 ?? ?? The finish line at Bradgate Park memorial wood as the fund-raisers complete their tour of the Leicesters­hire Round footpath network
The finish line at Bradgate Park memorial wood as the fund-raisers complete their tour of the Leicesters­hire Round footpath network

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from United Kingdom