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Back in May this year, Haddenham residents Helen Lewis and Carey Holah and a large group of supportive friends conducted a sponsored walk to raise vital funds for the wig department of the Cancer Care & Haematology Fund (CCHF) at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

Some walkers focused on a three mile route around Haddenham, while others managed to complete a 10 mile sponsored walk, or an even more impressive 20 miles via a road route through the Buckinghamshire countryside.

The event was rounded off in the afternoon with tea and a raffle at the Youth & Community Centre — all donated by the good people of Haddenham.

Now that the online giving account has been closed and monies added to the pot, the final fundraising total has produced a truly impressive £8,329 !

Helen and Carey were delighted with the final fundraising result, and were keen to express their sincere thanks to all those who walked, baked, attended, donated, purchased and supported the event.

Special thanks were extended to Geoff Morgan and staff at pdx for their 'working in wigs day' which raised £1,400; also to the tea ladies Lynne, Linda, Tracy, Valerie, Jill S., and Jill P., as well as to the husbands who kindly marshalled the three mile route in Haddenham. Also to staff at the Princes Risborough branch of Tesco, who let the organisers collect and supply a refreshment stop at the 5-mile point; to Caron Vetter for the use of the Belmore Centre in Stoke Mandeville for toilet facilities and for the 10-mile stopping point; and to Simon Marshall for surprising the walkers with his wonderful comparing and 'meet and greet'.

Helen added: "We couldn't hold any of our fundraising activities without our closest friends, Karen Bryson, Sally Marshall, Michelle Baldwin and Nicola Timberlake, whom we refer to as "Team Haddenham!"

"Watch this space for more fundraising events to come ...!"

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