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Simon treks Coast to Coast for charity

A mortgage product manager at Leeds Building Society is tackling the 192 mile Coast to Coast walk from St Bees on England's west coast to Robin Hood's Bay on the east coast.

Simon Halladay is originally from Richmond in North Yorkshire, which is on the Coast to Coast route, and now lives in Baildon.

He will be joined by friends and family at various stages of the challenge, which begins on Monday 21st September, as he raises funds for the Lymphoma Association.

Simon said: "It's over 10 years since I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and August was the 10th anniversary of finishing my treatment. To celebrate this I'm tackling the Coast to Coast - a 192 mile 'stroll' from St Bees on the west coast to Robin Hood's Bay on the east coast.

"To spur me on when the weather turns bad, the bugs start biting or the blisters appear I'm raising money for the Lymphoma Association.

"Despite being one of the most common cancers in under 30s, for many people diagnosis is the first time they have heard of lymphoma and this is where the Lymphoma Association comes in.

"They work tirelessly to ensure that everyone affected by lymphoma in the UK has the best possible information, support, treatment and care and they rely on donations to enable them to continue their valuable work."

Simon Halladay manages Leeds Building Society's mortgage retention team, and is based at its head office in Leeds.

Donations for Simon can be made via https://www.justgiving.com/Simon-Halladay2

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<strong>Simon Halliday</strong> - Mortgage retention team manager

Simon Halliday - Mortgage retention team manager

The Lymphoma Association - Charity Registration No. 1068395

Every 40 minutes another person learns they have lymphatic cancer. For most it's the first time they've heard of it. They are the only charity in the UK solely dedicated to supporting them. With your help people can get the vital information and support they need to cope with a diagnosis.

Leeds Building Society has 67 branches throughout the UK, Gibraltar and Ireland and assets of £12.7bn (as at 30th June 2015). The Society has operated from the centre of Leeds since 1886.