Buxton teacher donates £10,000 after barefoot Britain run

Aleks Kashefi, 37, from Buxton, presented the Stroke Association with more than �10,000 raised for the charity after completing his gruelling Barefoot Challenge, when he ran the entire length of Britain barefoot.
Aleks Kashefi, 37, from Buxton, presented the Stroke Association with more than �10,000 raised for the charity after completing his gruelling Barefoot Challenge, when he ran the entire length of Britain barefoot.

A Buxton science teacher has presented the Stroke Association with more than £10,000 after running the entire length of Britain – barefoot.

Fundraisers from the Stroke Association visited Aleks Kashefi, 37, at Buxton Community School where he presented the funds raised during the 1,162 mile barefoot run from Land’s End to John O’Groats.

Aleks was inspired to run the challenge and fundraise for the charity after both his mother and grandfather had strokes. Although his mum has fully recovered, his grandfather sadly passed away in November 2013.

Joanne Burr from the Stroke Association, said: “We were cheering Aleks on every step of the way during his extremely demanding challenge. With the help of people like Aleks, the Stroke Association can continue to support stroke survivors and their families across the East Midlands, and together we can conquer stroke.”

For more information about stroke, ring the Helpline on 0303 30 33 100 or visit www.stroke.org.uk.