AN Charity in Wokingham has successfully raised more than £3,500 for a local children's hospice service, after hosting a socially-distanced walk in the borough.

Wokingham Lions Club organised the Wokingham Walk to take place on September 6, with hundreds of residents taking part.

The walks, with optional routes of 5, 10 and 15 miles long, managed to raise a total of £3,676 for the Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Service, which provides essential support to children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions and their families.

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Andy Slay, event organiser, said: “We are very pleased with the turnout, as well as the weather, for our annual Wokingham Walk.

"Participating in the walk were 250 people of all ages.

"They walked different routes of 5, 10 and 15 miles, starting and ending at Elms Field.

"It was a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the beautiful countryside around Wokingham and support a worthy cause.

"We raised £2,715 for the event, and all of it has been donated to Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service.

"In addition, a number of walkers raised their own sponsorships for different charities.

"Two walkers set up team sponsorship pages for Alexander Devine and raised an additional £961, bringing the total to £3,676.

"The teams were the Moving Mamas (£385) and the Lloyd Family (£576).”

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Alexander Devine’s CEO and Co-founder, Fiona Devine, said: "Our deepest thanks to the Wokingham Lions Club for all their hard work in organising such a wonderful and fun event.

"It is no mean feat to organise an event like this in such challenging times, and we really appreciate all the effort that went into making sure the event went ahead, and the amazing amount of money it raised for our charity.

"What a real difference this money will make to the seriously-ill children and their families that we support.

"Indeed, it could help fund over 100 hours of much-needed respite for our families."

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