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Charity walkers complete challenge despite knee injuries
10:00am Tuesday 3rd September 2013 in News
Knee injuries failed to stop this year’s Walk for Estelle team completing their 127-mile journey along the Leeds-Liverpool Canal.
Half of the eight-strong group finished the four-day towpath trek – expected to raise £5,000 – with their knees bandaged.
The annual Walk for Estelle raises money to help people born with Rett Syndrome, a rare neurological disorder. It is organised by Thwaites Brow resident Alistair Dickinson and is named after his 11-year-old daughter Estelle, who has the condition.
Alistair said the walkers received vital back-up from driver Janine McPearson and cyclists Mike Govier and Rachel Pressley.
He added: “I’m so proud of them – it’s amazing what they’ve done. It’s such an amazing thing to push yourself to the limits."