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Imelda’s Lap for Children in Need...

Saturday 2nd December, 2023

It was a beautiful, sunny Autumn day on Friday, 17th November. Perfect for Imelda, Children in Need fundraiser, to tackle her lap around Millfield Park as part of her walk-a-thon.

Dressed in yellow Pudsey Bear onesie with husband, David, Imelda set off with her walker round the Park Run track.

At age 76, Imelda’s health issues affect her ability to breathe. That, coupled with her Stenosis of the spine, mean that this lap was a true victory. “Since childhood, I have benefitted from our marvellous NHS and this is my way of saying ‘thank you’,” said Imelda.

She noted that she was anxious at the start, unsure if she could complete a whole lap – the last time she was able to do so was five years ago. She started slowly up the hill and gradually picked up speed. The walker had brakes, which helped prevent a rapid descent before the meadow.

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