Rutland Water walk in memory of Lily

24 hour walk around Rutland Water in aid of the Lily Fund - Michael Saunders, third right, and Vernon Stokes, second right, 18 hours into their walking marathon with their supporters, from left, Banjamin Saunders, 16, Connie Castle, 11, Jonathan Castle, Sophie Saunders with dog Nugget, Rosie Saunders, Andy Allen, Jess Saunders and Wendy Saunders'Photo: SM160612-065js
24 hour walk around Rutland Water in aid of the Lily Fund - Michael Saunders, third right, and Vernon Stokes, second right, 18 hours into their walking marathon with their supporters, from left, Banjamin Saunders, 16, Connie Castle, 11, Jonathan Castle, Sophie Saunders with dog Nugget, Rosie Saunders, Andy Allen, Jess Saunders and Wendy Saunders'Photo: SM160612-065js
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A BINMAN and a butcher walked for 24 hours straight to raise money for a hospital.

Michael Saunders, who works for Cory Environmental, and Vernon Stokes, who works at Nelson’s Butchers in High Street, Oakham, lapped Rutland Water and the Hambleton Peninsular from 8pm on Friday to 8pm on Saturday in memory of Michael’s granddaughter Lily, who died aged two days old in July last year.

Michael, who lives in Exton, said: “We sat down as a family at Christmas and said that Lily didn’t pass away for no reason.

“We want to raise as much money as we can for Addenbrookes Hospital because those nurses are angels.

“We have had so much support from everyone.”