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Team tackle 43-mile night-time walk in atrocious conditions to help the wounded

Benjamin Linton-Willoughby with fellow walkers.

Benjamin Linton-Willoughby with fellow walkers.

A senior medic at Bedford Hospital tackled a night-time walk with wife and colleagues to help a charity for the wounded.

Benjamin Linton-Willoughby covered 43 miles in just one night in mid-December, as part of a 16-hour charity walk.

The event took Ben, who is a senior clinical fellow in anaesthetics, from Harefield Hospital in Uxbridge to Bedford, from 4pm on Friday, December 20 until 8am the next morning.

He tackled the event alongside his wife Dr Jane Canavan, a clinical research physiologist at Harefield, and her colleague Amy Clark, a pulmonary rehabilitation and oxygen service co-ordinator), in aid of the Walking With The Wounded charity for their Walking Home For Christmas event.

The charity helps wounded servicemen and women in training and education as they rebuild their lives.

Benjamin said: “The weather was atrocious - rain, wind and snow all the way - but we still had an awesome time.

“So far we have raised just under £400 in online donations and are still collecting cash contributions through the anaesthetic department.”

Online donations are still being accepted too at www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/Harefield_Bedford.

 

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