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Why living a Lighter Life left some people Sleepless in the City!

April 13, 2012 - News

The Stroke Associations Sleepless in the City fundraiser

LighterLife was very proud to sponsor ‘Sleepless in the City’ last month the first ever twilight walk held by The Stroke Association, continuing with the strong partnership that has been built with The Stroke Association over the last 4+ years.

 

We’re pleased to report that the fundraising event was a huge success and people are already enquiring about the next one.

Living a healthier, lighter life, has many benefits and with obesity being one of the key risk factors for stroke, the 12 mile walk, open to anyone and everyone, was the perfect way to demonstrate that people of all abilities are able to enjoy exercise.

The age range of participants was vast with the youngest fundraiser just 12 years old and the eldest 69 years old. Another participant was one of The Stroke Association’s very own trustees. Sleepless in the City has raised nearly £4,000 with still more pledged to come.

The route that the fundraisers followed went through the heart of London, taking in Pimlico, Chelsea, Hyde Park, Belgravia, Green Park, St James Park, Victoria, Blackfriars, London Bridge, South Bank and Waterloo, taking in some of London’s most iconic sites and landmarks.

The Simmons family stole the show (featured picture) as 18 family members joined together to be the largest group to take part, raising nearly £1,000 between them so far (with monies still to collect).

If you’d like to know more about living a lighter life please visit the LighterLife website.

And if you’d like to know more about The Stroke Association and their events, fundraisers or campaigns please visit The Stroke Association website