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Mill Hill man to take part in North London Hospice's Twilight Walk through Finchley
A cheeky 82-year-old says Saturday will be his “lucky day” when he is surrounded by hundreds of women at a charity walk.
Patrick Harris, who lives in Abbeyfield House retirement home, Homefield Road, Mill Hill, is one of five men who will take part in the North London Hospice’s Twilight Walk.
The seven mile stroll sees thousands of women walk through the streets of Finchley in the darkness to raise cash for the hospice.
Retired steeplejack Mr Harris said: “I love walking – it’s one of the best exercises you can do and life is a lot better when you can help other people.
“I have bouts of depression so I try and distract myself by going on walks and if I can raise money for a good cause with my hobby, then it’s worthwhile.
“It must be my lucky day because I’ll be one of the only men there.”
Walkers will head towards East Finchley, up East End Road and along Regents Park Road before passing North London Hospice, in Woodside Avenue, and stop at a halfway point to light a candle in memory of someone special.
The father-of-one has already raised £200 in donations for the seven mile stroll.
He suffers from bouts of depression but “feels better” when he is helping others.
He added: “It’s a chance to meet other people – I like good company. The hospice do a great job in helping people who are ill, so this is the perfect way to give back.”
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