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Ronnie Corbett backs the big walk for mental health

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HE MAY look dapper but Ronnie Corbett was ready to muddy his smart shoes for a good cause.

The comedian was lending his backing to Mind in Croydon's fundraising walk in Lloyd Park on Saturday.

More than 100 people took part in the 15km Positive Steps walk for the mental health charity.

The Two Ronnies star opened the event from the top of a classic red London bus.

Five people who had experienced mental health problems were on board the double-decker to speak to members of the public.

The charity has raised £2,000 so far from the event, with money still coming in as the Advertiser went to press.

Daniel Newnham came first in the walk, with his daughter Hayley.

The pair were walking after a close friend of theirs, David Smith, died after suffering depression last year. Mr Newnham said: "We plan to do this every year now to support Mind in Croydon so they can help others who have suffered in the way our family has."

Personal training company Fit By Sonic ran warm-up sessions, while Crystal Palace coach Michael Harrington ran football skills workshops throughout the day. The Sushi Experience fed hungry walkers, while Liverpool Victoria and the Maudsley Charity sponsored the event.

For more information on Mind, visit mindincroydon.org.uk

Ronnie Corbett backs the big walk for mental health


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