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Walk raised hundreds to help thousands

PUBLISHED: 15:10 03 June 2002 | UPDATED: 15:27 03 March 2010

ASTHMA sufferer Ian Heskett donned his walking shoes to help raise money for a charity which makes a difference to thousands of people's lives.

He organised a sponsored walk around Bourne Vale Sports Club, Maidenhall, on May 11 with other sufferers to raise funds for the National Asthma Campaign.

ASTHMA sufferer Ian Heskett donned his walking shoes to help raise money for a charity which makes a difference to thousands of people's lives.

He organised a sponsored walk around Bourne Vale Sports Club, Maidenhall, on May 11 with other sufferers, to raise almost £100 for the National Asthma Campaign.

Mr Heskett, said: "I have only been diagnosed for two years. Before this I was a heavy smoker. I had a very severe attack at my son's wedding and nearly died. A lot of my family suffer with it and so I am doing all I can to raise awareness and money."

The 56-year-old of Montgomery Road, Ipswich, was helped by the nurses at the Orchid Medical Practice on Woodbridge Road where Mr Heskett is a patient.

The practice has made May its asthma, allergy and hayfever awareness month.

This coincides with World Asthma Day on May 7.

Kathy Cubbitt, a practice nurse at the practice said: "Mr Heskett did wonderfully as he suffers quite badly, as do most of the other walkers, and they had to pace themselves and make sure they had their inhalers."

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