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"Hi this is Sally. I handled the press side of things on the walk. The walk ended yesterday in Durham at Chester-le-Street where Ian ended his professional cricketing career.

The walk has been a fantastic success raising over £260,000 over the 9 days alone. When company sponsorship and day sponsorship is added, the total raise promises to be well over a £500,000 which is just amazing.

The end of the walk yesterday was celebrated with a crew dinner in the evening and everybody finally started to relax. It really has been quite a challenge getting through the 9 days! It felt emotional this Sunday morning, when the crew went their separate ways, but we all know we have helped Beefy raise vital funding for research which will help find better treatments and cures for childhood leukaemia.

Along the way we've all been charmed by the brave children currently being treated for this terrible disease but who've come along in wind and rain and paddled in puddles, their little shaved heads showing so clearly that they're suffering. They came along and met us with their parents and Ian's met them and taken the time to really show people he cares. We've also met parents walking in in memory of children they have lost.

A big thanks to Sir Ian Botham for walking again, for help ensure all children survive this terrible disease in future."

- spoken through SpinVox

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