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Back in July I was contacted by Stephen Beech and asked if I would photograph four guys on their return from an epic walk from London to Timperley to raise money for the Lullaby Trust, in memory of baby Lara Maddocks, who sadly passed away at only 3 months old in 2019, from SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome).


Stephen Beech, Paul Howarth, David Royle and Dan Higgin were raising money by walking over 200 miles from London to Timperley Cricket Club over five days.


On the final day I would be joining the lads at Tatton park along with around 100 other people including Lara's mum Rachel, dad Mark and little brother Ben to walk the final 9 miles of the journey back to Timperley cricket club. Of course I jumped at the opportunity to be involved with such a wonderful cause. This charity event was that bit more special to me as by chance I had previously photographed Ben, Rachel's son at Christmas last year in the studio, where I learned all about Lara's story.


The lads raised a staggering £31,076.65 in total and Lara's story got a special feature on BBC Northwest Tonight.


Here are some of the photographs from that wonderful day;


Lara's mum Rachel, dad Mark and little brother Ben.
Waiting for the lads to arrive at Tatton Park.
BBC film crew filming the lads when they arrive at Tatton Park.
Some well needed hugs.
Stephen, still smiling at the start of the final 9 miles back to the Cricket Club.
Arriving at the Cricket Club
They made it!
A wonderful welcome home.
A well deserved rest!
A big cheer from everyone!

To find out more about this epic journey click on this link that takes you to the official From London for Lara Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100070978040626


Thanks for stopping by,


NP x



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