Bexley hospice boss embarking on mammoth charity challenge

PUBLISHED: 15:30 02 September 2013

Greenwich and Bexley Community chief executive Kate Heaps

Greenwich and Bexley Community chief executive Kate Heaps


The chief executive of Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice is embarking on a 100km walk to raise money for the charity.

Kate Heaps will take on the Thames Path Challenge on Sunday, September 14, and is hoping to raise more than £500.

She hopes to complete the walk in 22 hours, which will involve walking through the night, in a route that starts near Putney Bridge to finish at Henley along the Thames Path.

She said: “I have done 10km runs and enjoyed them, but running is really not my forte, so I felt that the marathon would never be within my reach. Walking through the day and night is something much more appealing, as you get to enjoy the countryside as you go.

“I did a 26 mile walk last week, and hope to do a night walk this weekend. I have some holiday coming up soon, so will try and get as much training in as possible.

“My friend did the Thames Path Challenge last year and he inspired me to have a go, I know it is going to be extremely challenging but it is for a very good cause.

“Knowing I am raising money for the hospice will really help me carry on and walk through the blisters.

“Thank you to all the people who have supported me so far.”

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