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Dedicated Group Complete 17-Mile Walk

Thursday August 1 2013


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A GROUP of dedicated walkers have completed a 17-mile sponsored walk in aid of The Brain Tumour Charity.

Twenty five people pulled on their walking shoes in memory of Tony Clarkson, 37, from Grimethorpe and Leah Pearson, 18, of Brierley, who both died of a brain tumour.

Leah died in June this year and Tony died in June 2012.

On Friday the group walked from Barnsley Football Club to Xscape in Castleford.

Leah's cousin Gaby, 19, said she wanted to raise money for brain tumour research in memory of her uncle Tony.

Following Leah's death she said it made her, family and friends even more determined to reach their target of £1,000 by completing the walk.

Among the dedicated walkers were Leah's brother Corey, sister Shelby, mum Haley and grandparents Sharon and Arthur.

Gaby has raised £500 and says they hope to have £2,000 once sponsorship is collected.

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