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Andy Lees

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Anthony Lees-Smith

I am walking Hadrian's Wall for VHL in memory of my brother Andy Lees who died in 2013 aged 38.

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I am a 39 year old vicar in Leicester.  I am married with two daughters.  I have type 1 diabetes.  Both my father and brother had VHL and both died in 2013 which was a massive shock for me.  I always said I wanted to be different because they had been in my life rather than just regretting I didn't make more of the time I had with them.  

Walking Hadrian's Wall around the time of my 40th birthday is an opportunity to raise funds for an organisation that helps families like ours and raises awareness of the condition.  People often assumed my brother was drunk and my father was slow because of their symptoms but they were an inspiration to so many in the way they faced the challenges of their illness with such a positive attitude and faith in God.

Event details

Hadrian's Wall Walk

It has long been an ambition of mine to walk the length of Hadrian's Wall.  The fact that it is my 40th birthday in May 2017 has given me an extra focus.  The plan is to walk the wall over nine days.  Friends and family will hopefully join me for parts of the walk.

The walk will also coincide with a special time in the Christian year between Ascension Day and Pentecost.  The Archbishop of Canterbury has called on Christians to pray 'thy kingdom come' during those days and so this will also be something of a prayer pilgrimage for me.

Event date

25-May-2017 00:00  - 
03-June-2017 00:00

Event type

Running / Walking

Event is completed


In support of Nicky's dear friend Andy.
Donation by Anna Goodwin
on 26-05-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 26-05-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Good luck
Donation by Kate and Richard johnston
on 25-05-2017
£1.25 gift aid
Wish I could be with you Ant. So proud of you. Much love, Nicky xx
Donation by Nicky Rushton
on 25-05-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Chris & Janice
on 25-05-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Good luck with the walk!
Donation by Sarah and Nick Gwilliam
on 23-05-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Good luck.
Donation by Kevin and Pam North
on 23-05-2017
£6.25 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 22-05-2017
£12.50 gift aid
What a great way to remember Andy and celebrate your 40th! We both cant wait to join you along the way. xx
Donation by Scott and Tamara Lees
on 22-05-2017
£10.00 gift aid
Wishing you the very best of luck as you step out with love and happy memories of you brother. God speed.
Donation by Rob and Di
on 19-05-2017
£5.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,905.00
Offline Donations: £1,535.75
Total Raised: £3,440.75
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £3,832.00

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