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Sudbury man overwhelmed by community support after 14-mile fundraising walk brings in £740 for My Wish charity





A Sudbury man has praised the community for their support after successfully completing a 14-mile fundraising challenge last week.

Joe Warren battled sweltering temperatures as he embarked on an intensive walk from Great Cornard to Long Melford on Friday.

The 31-year-old was delighted to have raised £740 for the My Wish charity at Bury St Edmunds, in aid of the front-line medical workers who have been tackling coronavirus.

Subury. Joe Warren is taking part in a charity walk to raise funds for West Suffolk Hospital to thank them for their efforts during the coronavirus pandemic..Picture by Mark Westley. (39946750)
Subury. Joe Warren is taking part in a charity walk to raise funds for West Suffolk Hospital to thank them for their efforts during the coronavirus pandemic..Picture by Mark Westley. (39946750)

Due to the warm weather, Mr Warren had to take a series of refreshment breaks along the route to rehydrate.

Reflecting on the challenge, which took nine hours to complete, Mr Warren, of Woodhall Road, said: “A lot of the motivation came from the donations I received. I’m especially overwhelmed by the support I have had, and I cannot believe that I have been able to raise this amount.”