Stotfold man on walk of life

A MAN diagnosed with a life changing illness two years ago will take to the capital’s streets to raise money for Diabetes UK this weekend.

Pete Hain, of Kingsley Avenue in Stotfold, will take part in a sponsored walk across a dozen of London’s iconic bridges to raise money for the charity.

The 54-year-old said: “I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2008, and have seen first-hand the impact it has had on my mother and her brother who both now have to inject insulin.

“I’m a Londoner who loves the Thames, so I hope to see some parts of the river I’ve not seen before, and get some good exercise.

“Having diabetes is another of life’s challenges, and has been an opportunity for me to reassess my diet and fitness. “I’ve joined a gym, lost 15kg and am fitter that I have been for years - although I might not feel like it after the walk.”

Mr Hain will be joined by his wife Jill and more than 300 walkers on Sunday to complete the eight mile circuit.

He can be sponsored at www.diabeteschallenge.org.uk/challenge/petehaine-12bridgesoflondonwalk.