Walk raises thousands in navy man’s honour

111882-6108  WALK (MP) MRW 21/5/2011''A walk to raise funds for Help for Heroes as the widow of the late Lt. Cdr. Lloyd Hadley RN together with her son, family and friends walked from the site of the old railway station at West Meon to Droxford ''Fred Bowman (40) with his mother Alma Hadley (68) and a picture of her late husband Lt. Cdr. Lloyd Hadley who died in 2009 at the age of 92  ''Picture: Malcolm Wells (111882-6108)
111882-6108 WALK (MP) MRW 21/5/2011''A walk to raise funds for Help for Heroes as the widow of the late Lt. Cdr. Lloyd Hadley RN together with her son, family and friends walked from the site of the old railway station at West Meon to Droxford ''Fred Bowman (40) with his mother Alma Hadley (68) and a picture of her late husband Lt. Cdr. Lloyd Hadley who died in 2009 at the age of 92 ''Picture: Malcolm Wells (111882-6108)
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FUNDRAISERS raised £2,000 for an armed forces charity on a walk held in memory of a former naval officer.

Alma Hadley, 68, led a charity walk inspired by her late husband Lloyd earlier this year.

She has handed over a cheque for £2,000 to Help For Heroes at St Faith’s Church in Victoria Square, Lee-on-the-Solent.

Alma, from Lee-on-the-Solent, said: ‘A lot of work went into it and I’m so proud of what we achieved.

‘I had a lot of messages of support and people who I didn’t even know said they wanted to do the walk with me.

‘I got in touch with some of Lloyd’s former friends and colleagues and they helped.

‘My husband was very well known so I got in touch with those people and asked them to help, which they did.’

Alma’s husband Lloyd, a retired Lieutenant Commander in the navy, died in November 2009 at the age of 92.

Alma led around a dozen others, including her son Fred, pictured with Alma above, on a 10-mile walk from West Meon to Wickham in his memory.

She now plans to do a sponsored swim to raise money for the Stubbington Stroke Support Group.

The group provides social and recreational activities for people who have suffered strokes.

Alma added: ‘I feel like they do a lot of good work for people and so I would like to do something for them.

‘They contacted me after they saw what I did on the walk and asked if I would help them raise some funds too.

‘I could have done another walk but I said I can swim so I thought I would do a sponsored swim instead.’

Anyone who would like to sponsor Alma should call 01329 663481.