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Kouros steps up to tackle two walking challenges for Diabetes UK

Cambridge resident Kouros Majidi is to take on two walking challenges to raise money for Diabetes UK.

Kouros, a keen walker, is to tackle both the Million Steps Challenge and the Wellness Walk London Bridges.

Kouros Majidi. Picture: Keith Heppell
Kouros Majidi. Picture: Keith Heppell

The retired photographic technician has been inspired to take on the walks because he lives with type 2 diabetes and wants to stay fit, as well as to help fund further research into the condition.

He is a regular fundraiser for Diabetes UK, having completed the One Million Step Challenge three times – plus undertaking a Thames path walk and two previous Wellness Walks.

He has also completed the 10k Shine Night Walk Cambridge, which raises money for Cancer Research UK, and last year did another 10k, this time with Cambridge United.

Kouros said: “I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 10 years ago and took up walking – which helps me manage my diabetes – around four years ago.

“I like to have a challenge and something to aim for as well as raising funds for a good cause.”

The Wellness Walk London Bridges on Sunday, 29 September, is a 10-mile walk which will start in Battersea Park, with walkers crossing London’s most iconic bridges, as they head east to finish in the shadow of Tower Bridge.

The Million Steps Challenge, a virtual event to walk 1,000,000 steps over three months – about 10,000 steps per day – started on 1 July and runs until the end of September.

Visit Kouros’ fundraising page at step.diabetes.org.uk/fundraising/kouros2024.

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