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Former nurse completes 102nd charity walk on 102nd birthday


A 102-year-old retired nurse has completed her 102nd charity walk on her birthday. During lockdown, Joan Rich set a goal of walking 102 laps of her local park before her 102nd birthday on September 11. Following in Captain Sir Thomas Moore’s footsteps, the former auxiliary nurse and Second World War veteran wanted to raise money for the NHS she worked in for much of her life.Using her frame, or pushing her wheelchair, Mrs Rich walked a 560-metre route from her home in Felixstowe, Suffolk, around Allenby Park, and back.

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