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Lakes walk for Jane

Girls receive medals after completing the walk Photo: ITV Border

Jane Tomlinson was an inspirational woman who raised £1.85 million for charity while terminally ill with cancer.

She died in 2007, but left a legacy behind.

Her charity, which is continued today by her family, encourages others to take part in outdoor events to raise money for charity.

Today, hundreds took part in the first ever Lake District Walking Festival. While proceeds from the walk go to the Jane Tomlinson appeal, £1 from each entry will go to the Fix the Fell's project, while participants were also asked to raise money for a charity close to them.

Participants could chose from 18, 13 and 4.5 mile walks around Lake Windermere.

The walk will now join the Yorkshire Dales and Peak District walks as annual events.

Jane's husband Mike Tomlinson was at todays event to meet walkers. He said:

Jane and I used to love walking round here and it's a fantastic place to start an event where her legacy will live on. Encouraging other to get outdoors has always been important to us.

– Mike Tomlinson

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