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Dungeness tour guides' blisters raise cash for the Breast Cancer Now charity

Contributed by editor on May 11, 2017 - 04:05 PM

 

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Two tour guides who work at Dungeness B power station have raised over £1,300 between them for EDF Energy’s company charity partner, Breast Cancer Now.

Lesley Clancy walked 65 miles in two days around the coast of the Isle of Wight, raising nearly £800 in the process. Lesley, who kept her followers up-to-date with live video blogs on her Facebook page, said, “Now it’s all over, I can say that it was an absolutely fantastic experience, in spite of all the blisters.”


Bob and Lesley wearing their medals at the entrance of the Dungeness B visitor centre

“The scenery was stunning and the community spirit amongst the other walkers was second to none” added Lesley, who has already set her sights on doing a similar two-day challenge in the Sahara next year.

Weeks earlier, fellow tour guide Bob Castle completed the Cyprus Marathon, finishing in a very respectable second place in the over 65 age group. Bob, who has worked at the station since 1971, has raised over £10k for charity over the years and even ran the London Marathon in 2014 dressed as a giant daffodil.

“The first couple of miles up to Aphrodite’s Rock were pretty tough, but once I came over the hill, you could see the finish line in the distance all the way down in the bay in Paphos,” said Bob. “But I think it was the lure of a free beer down on the beach at the finish line that helped me through in the end.”

There’s still time to donate to the charity, with Lesley’s sponsorship page still open for contributions at https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/lesleyclancy1  with all money going towards breast cancer research.

 

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