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Shielding woman in Norfolk raises £2,600 for hospitals charity

Sue Gresham said she wanted to do anything to support the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH).

A woman from Holt has completed a 125-mile walk around the outside of her house to raise money for the Norfolk and Norwich Hospitals Charity.

Sue Gresham, who is shielding due to a rare autoimmune liver condition, was joined by her husband in walking the equivalent distance to his mother's in Surrey.

Sue said: "In any other circumstances, Simon and I would be volunteering to help others, so we wanted to do something in whatever way we could for the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and particularly for my consultant and his Liver Research team who’ve looked after me since 2011.

"We set ourselves the challenge of each walking the equivalent mileage of the journey from Holt to Oxted, Surrey for a virtual visit to Simon's mother, by walking around the outside of our house, which we thought would be about 5,000 or more circuits."

The couple completed the challenge after 48 days and, at the time of writing, have raised £2,600 via a JustGiving page

They said they are "bowled over" by people's generosity and are considering to continue walking for the charity.

Lynn Crombie, from N&N Hospitals Charity, said: "We have been following Sue and Simon’s progress over the weeks and we are so grateful to them for supporting the charity and, in turn, the staff and patients at our hospital.

"People have been carrying out exceptional challenges during this unprecedented period and this is another example of how amazing our fundraisers are."

To find our more about the charity and how you can help, visit here.

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