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Charity walkers net £1k for fund

By Stroud Life  |  Posted: October 17, 2012

  • Walkers for the Lupus charity and, right, Kerry Hunt and Nita Elliott. Inset left, Emma Cooper and Coco-Ella.

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SPONSORED walkers were really buzzing on their charity hike to and from Chalford.

Around 30 people joined the five-mile effort out to Bourne's Green, Oakridge, Bisley and back, mum Emma Cooper said.

Miss Cooper, 29, her partner Matt Davis and their children Billy, eight, Coco-Ella, three, and even family dog Bella all did their best to aid Lupus UK.

"It went really well. Brilliantly.

"We were really buzzing. We had about £80 donated in our bucket and I think we raised £900 to £1,000 altogether," Miss Cooper said.

She was inspired to arrange the charity challenge by her mother Kerry Hunt, 47, from near Bisley, who was told she had Lupus last year.

Since October is Lupus awareness month, Miss Hunt, her family and friends organised their fundraiser to coincide.

There is currently no cure for Lupus, which is a multi-symptom condition where the body's defence mechanism begins to attack itself.

Problems are then caused such as joint aches and pains, and chronic fatigue.

The walk started and finished at the Old Neighbourhood pub in Chalford which supported the event with refreshments for the tired team when they returned.

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