Monday, 12 October 2015

Jacob's Walk For Paul Leeper

Jacod took part in an arduous 10 mile charity walk at the weekend.

On Saturday scouts and leaders from the Romford district raised more than £5,000 for the hospice in Paul Leeper's memory through a 19-mile hike taking in the clubs around the borough.

Paul Leeper, who was district commissioner for the borough, died at St Francis Hospice, in Havering-atte-Bower.

Jacob started at Gooshays Drive, along a route put together by Alex Peatfield, a cub scout leader from the 2nd Romford group.

He said: “Although Paul didn’t want a scout event or trophy named after him, it seemed fitting to raise some money for the hospice by hiking.

“I decided to make up a route that took in all 15 scout groups and three explorer scout units in the district, as Paul would have supported all of these groups.”

District commissioner Keith Pethers said: “Paul was a very popular and respected leader who is much missed in Romford.

“He would have been very proud to see so many people turn out in his memory, raising money for a great cause, setting themselves a challenge and having fun.”

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