Charity anniversary walk around Olympic Park raises £220

The Newham Striders group before they set out on their walk

The Newham Striders group before they set out on their walk - Credit: Archant

More than £220 was raised during a charity walk to mark the first anniversary of the Newham Striders Queen Elizabeth Park group.

Founder Ken Aigbe, 38, organised this morning’s 5km walk around the Olympic park in aid of Macmillan cancer support.

“Most of the people who come on the walks are local people living in Newham and many of them have been referred by their GPs,” he said. “We wanted to do something significant to mark our anniversary so we decided to raise money for charity to help people living with cancer.”

When Ken, an activeNewham volunteer, started the walks to help people get fit last January, just 4 people turned up. Now he has 25 active members.

The group meets at Stratford station opposite Pret a Manger every Tuesday at 10am.

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