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Night time walk for the Teddington Trust

Staff nurse Alison Holden-Smith and her two sons took part in a night time sponsored walk to raise money for the Teddington Trust.

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The 1.5 mile Starlight Stomp took place within the grounds of the Rare Breeds Centre at Woodchurch, near Ashford. Alison and her sons raised £203 which will pay for an educational pack for Godinton Primary School and two UV reactive teddy bears.

The Teddington Trust offers support and guidance to those affected by XP, Xeroderma Pigmentosum, an inherited condition characterised by extreme sensitivity to UV rays.

Alison was inspired to do something for the Trust after her son Harrison, made friends with a sufferer at a a rugby club for youngsters. Her other son, Carter, is just seven weeks old.

Much of the money raised came from Alison’s colleagues at Benenden Hospital.

She said: “Harrison is quite scare of the dark, but he was determined to do it to help children who have XP. He was very brave and really enjoyed taking part.

“I’d like to thank everyone who sponsored us, especially my colleagues at Benenden.”

Alison’s Just Giving page is still open for those who would like to donate. Visit:

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