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Overnight Marathon raises £500 for charity

An underwriter from Leeds Building Society’s Mortgage Lending team power-walked 26.2 miles around London to raise funds for a breast cancer charity.

Zoe Flintoff, who is originally from Ossett and now lives in Morley, stayed up all night to successfully complete the Moonwalk London in eight hours and 41 minutes, and raised £500 for Walk the Walk - including £170 in matched funding from Leeds Building Society.

Zoe, alongside her mum Michelle and sister Samantha, power-walked the Marathon from Clapham Common through Battersea Park, along the South Bank and crossed Tower Bridge to cover the 26.2 miles.

Zoe said: “I feel so proud to have taken part in the event alongside my mum, sister and 18,000 people in total. The atmosphere was amazing, despite the chilly weather and lack of sleep.

“Everybody was spurring each other on and the streets were lined with volunteers providing encouragement, water, fruits and sweets to keep us going.

“We chose to support Walk the Walk charity for all the women battling with breast cancer and those who’ve had their lives taken too soon.

“I would definitely take part in this event again as you get a real sense of pride and feel like you are making a difference. It really is overwhelming.”


Notes to Editors

Zoe Flintoff following the Moonwalk London

Zoe Flintoff following the Moonwalk London

Please see attached a photo of Zoe Flintoff following the Moonwalk London.    

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Leeds Building Society has 67 branches throughout the UK, Gibraltar and Ireland and assets of £13.5bn (at 31st December 2015). The Society has operated from the centre of Leeds since 1886.