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WALK WITH NIGEL: Charity event adds more to treatment fund for Costa Blanca boy

CLOSE to 100 local friends, family and local residents – some in fancy dress – gave up their Sunday morning to be in the latest fundraising initiative in support of 10-year-old Nigel Watson.

The ‘Walk with Nigel’ began in Consum Square on Urbanisation La Marina at 10am and strolled around the area along a five kilometre route, passing many bars on the way and relieving many people of those enjoying their coffee of all their change that filled a number of collecting buckets.

Nigel, himself, had always insisted on taking part in the walk and he joined in being proudly driven around in his own private buggy.

The walk was led in spectacular style by a number of local bikers which caused many to come out of their homes to see where the noise came from…only to be gently asked for a donation to the ever-growing fund to get Nigel the vital brain-stem treatment he needs.

Once the proud walkers returned to where they set off from, welcome refreshments were taken and the money raised was counted.  Each walker was asked for an entrance fee of €10 (€3 for children) but many were more than happy to pay more…and why wouldn’t they for such a great cause?

The final total of fees and other donations collected along the way was a remarkable €1,510.

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