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Weighing in for a good cause

A 20kg training vest may be nothing compared to the weight of responsibility carried by Keech Hospice Care staff every day; but it is a good way for Lee Moynes to raise awareness for the hospice and a charity challenge that he is completing in October.

33 year old Lee wore the heavy single vest throughout a half marathon in Exeter to highlight the struggle that the hospice faces daily. The self-confessed fitness fanatic will be completing a 55 mile charity challenge to raise more money for the hospice.

The father-of-two said: “It was unique, no-one has ever done anything like that before.”

Lee said that the handicap didn’t bother him during the 13 mile run, but it made him think about the load that Keech staff have to carry for the rest of their lives.

Lee’s day long challenge in October will take him to all six Masonic Halls in Bedfordshire and he will be collecting pledges from their 55 Masonic lodges.

Lee’s wife Michelle is a qualified masseuse and will be helping him to stay in the best shape during the run.

Lee said: “I’ll start at Bedford Masonic Hall, then go on to Biggleswade, followed by Ampthill, Leighton Buzzard and Dunstable before finishing up in Luton.”

The challenge for the former Manshead pupil, who goes to the gym every day, is different to the 24 hour sponsored endurance test at Harpers Fitness that he completed some time ago.

“I needed a new challenge,” he said. “And I wanted to raise money for Keech. My target is £4,000.

“We all know someone who’s been touched by the amazing work they do at the hospice.

“I want to raise awareness about that too.”

To support Lee go to www.justgiving.com/lee-moynes

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