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Vikings fan hikes 93 miles to support cancer charity
A VIKINGS fan has completed a Walk Against Cancer in aid of the Steve Prescott Foundation.
Leam Fox, aged 33, tackled a 93-mile mile marathon visiting every rugby ground from Halifax to Old Trafford in time for the Super League Grand Final.
His epic six-day hike was inspired by St Helens’ player Steve Prescott, aged 39, who is battling cancer.
He was initially given only three months to live following diagnosis in 2006 and is currently receiving specialist care for pseudomyxoma peritonea.
Leam, of Regent Road, Widnes, trained for the hike by walking round the car park at Morrisons where he works.
He said: “I’ve never walked this far before. The toughest day was walking 22 miles but there was a great spirit. We received a great welcome at all the rugby grounds.”
The entire 190-mile journey started in Hull and retraced the footsteps that Steve completed in 2008.
Martin Blondel, secretary of the Steve Prescott Foundation, said: "The walk brings back great memories.
"We have to find a cure for cancer adn the only way to do so is by raising funds."
All the proceeds are being donated to The Christie.
To sponsor Leam e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Leam Fox and walkers arrive at the Vikings’ home ground MBCC031013
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