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Kilburn resident to complete gruelling 81 mile walk for local charity

The 66-year-old retired solicitor will take on his five-day, 81-mile walk challenge on April 29

66-year-old Hugo Hodge from Kilburn, will soon be taking part in an 81 mile walk from Epping to Harwich

A local Kilburn resident will soon be taking part in a 81-mile walk for a local charity

Retired solicitor, 66-year-old Hugo Hodge has taken part in 18 of 20 St Luke’s Hospice Annual Walk events and will soon be taking part in a five-day walk on April 29.

Hugo has challenged himself to walk 81-miles through the beautiful countryside and historic towns and villages from Epping to Harwich as part of St Luke’s Annual Long Distance Walk - The Poppy Walk.

Hugo said: “I have supported St Luke's since its inception. I have seen how it helps local people and their families at a very difficult time.

"It has grown to become a local charity to be proud of, and needs our support more than ever.

“The walks have taken me to beautiful places all over the British Isles, places that are wonderful to walk in.

“I cannot think of a more enjoyable way to raise funds for the Hospice. I have enjoyed all of the walks.

“They make a perfect combination of healthy exercise, fresh air, beautiful scenery and great company."

Hugo has taken part in a number of other fundraising events including the London Marathon and he also helps to organise St Luke’s Annual Walk and Summer Proms events.

St Luke’s Poppy Walk is a five-day sponsored walk which takes place from April 29 to May 3 2016. Find out more at our information evening on Thursday February 18.

If you would like to attend or would like further details, visit the St Lukes Annual Walk website.

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