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Goff completes charity trek.

EAST ANGLIA'S children's hospices, Racing Welfare and the Save Historic Newmarket group are better off thanks to the legwork of bloodstock agent Tom Goff, writes Andrew Scutts.

The Racing Post's former Newmarket correspondent, who is chairman of Blandford Bloodstock, recently completed a charity walk from Cheltenham to Newmarket - a 146-mile trek.

Goff said: "I'm absolutely ecstatic to have completed the walk. It was quite gruelling at times but we have managed to raise a significant amount of money for three very worthwhile organisations. People have been extremely generous.

"I felt the effects but it is great to have completed the walk and, who knows, we may come up with something else for next year."

John Gosden, who joined Goff for the final push, said: "I think it has been a great effort from Tom and we are pleased he has returned reasonably sound. Every year Tom does something fantastic for charity and makes the rest of us look like talkers, rather than the 'doer' that he is."

Goff added: "It was fantastic to be joined by so many friends on the Rowley Mile. I must also extend warm thanks to Kevin Needham and Sarah Mockridge from BBA Shipping, who have provided invaluable back-up throughout and been companions at various stages.

"Paul Webber was equally supportive, walking with me on a couple of days and also kindly hosting me during the walk."

People can donate until April 10 through blandfordbloodstock.



Tom Goff flanked by John Gosden and William Buick
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Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Apr 3, 2011
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