Brentwood: Leona Lewis donned walking boots to help raise money for Hopefield Animal Sanctuary

Leona Lewis took part in a five-mile sponsored walk in support of Hopefield Animal Sanctuary over the weekend.

The singer, who is the patron of the Brentwood-based animal charity, was one of 40 fundraisers who donned their walking boots for the trek on Sunday.

The group raised �2,000 towards the sanctuary winter fund and for the cost of services.

And despite the weather the walkers and their dogs made it around Weald Country Park’s five-mile course.

Lianne Angliss, deputy manager of the sanctuary, said: “The miserable weather put quite a lot of people off coming out, but it was a good day. A couple of people got lost along the way, but we rounded them up and everyone finished the course.

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“Leona was brilliant too and completed the course, and we appreciate everyone’s help with fundraising.”

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