Walking for Hopes and Dreams

On Saturday 20th June, a team of determined walkers from Lubbock Fine put their endurance skills to the test as they walked the 40 miles from the Thames Barrier to Hampton Court Palace – all in a day.

At the precise time of 6.51am, the team set out from the Thames Barrier, en route to Hampton Court Palace some 40 miles further up river. They finally reached Hampton Court Palace over 14 hours later, knowing that they had raised over £1000 for Hopes and Dreams, Lubbock Fine’s chosen charity for 2015.

During the walk the team stopped off for a couple of Wetherspoons breaks, including a big fry up for breakfast to keep them going. The afternoon break took the form of a brief ice cream stop – just before the heavens opened, soaking them all!

Despite the rain and the many blisters, the money raised for such a worthwhile cause made it all worthwhile. Congratulations go to the team members who walked all or part of the distance: Rebecca Lindsay, Charlotte Holt, Leandros Sideris, Jess Gomm, Stephanie Gaudin, Sam Snelson, Laura Wright, Alesha Rudling, Owen Watts (To Putney), Mark Turner (To Tower Bridge), Phil Moss (From Kew Gardens to the end) and Phan Dang (To Battersea Park).

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Hopes and Dreams aims to turn the dreams of seriously and terminally ill children into reality, from holidays at Disneyworld to meeting their favourite pop singer or sports star. It's run on an entirely voluntary basis.

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