Edenbridge doctors charity walk
FOUR doctors from Edenbridge's medical practice are joining forces to raise money for a cancer charity.
Brian Spear, Mark Ilsley and Simon Morrison will walk a marathon in the moonlight on May 16, while Tara Garrett will walk a half marathon on the night to raise money for Walk the Walk, a grant-making charity committed to raising funds for breast cancer causes.
WALKING TEAM: From left, Brian Spear, Mark Ilsley, Tara Garrett and Simon Morrison
The Playtex Moonwalk starts at midnight on May 16 and Dr Spear explained the group is hoping to complete the marathon in less than six-and-a-half hours.
Dr Spear, 61, who retired in January but keeps in touch with his old colleagues, said: "There is no direct personal reason why we have chosen the charity and there is no direct link to any of us with breast cancer but it is a very good cause.
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"In our work you are always seeing patients with breast cancer and that spurs you on, which is why we all want to help. It is the first time the other doctors are doing the walk but I did it in 2002 and managed a time of six hours 20 minutes, so it would be really nice to beat that.
"I am definitely excited about doing it again and it will be good to do it with the others but that doesn't take away from the fact we are doing a marathon."
The group has been walking once a week over distances between four and 10 miles as part of their training.
Dr Spear added: "I had one day where I played four rounds of golf – that was very hard work but hopefully doing these sort of things will help get me ready."
He urged people to donate and said they were collecting money at the medical practice on Station Road.
"People can just ask at reception and they will be able to help them out. I hope people will give generously.
"We are very grateful for any donation."