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9/12/2011 01:48:00 am - Reported by Marcus

Edward RussellDoctor Who Brand Manager Edward Russell has completed his 168 mile walk from the BBC's Upper Boat Studios in Wales to BBC Television Centre in London, and in the process raised over £15,000 in memory of Elisabeth Sladen.

Russell undertook the Walk for Lis to raise money for Meadow House Hospice, The NHS-funded facility which cared for the actress best known for playing Sarah Jane Smith in Doctor Who and The Sarah Jane Adventures, and who died earlier this year.

Russell set off from the current home of Doctor Who, Upper Boat studios at Pontypridd in South Wales around 11am Saturday 3rd September. Walking an average of 21 miles a day, he arrived at the former home of the programme, BBC Television Centre in London at around 5pm last Saturday. Russell was joined for the last 7 miles of the walk by Doctor Who Magazine Editor Tom Spilsbury.

As of Sunday evening the walk had raised £15,622.13, exceeding Russell's target of £15,000.

Russell declared himself fine after the walk saying
I feel great! Was out dancing till 4am and other than nasty blisters, I'm on top form.
He passed on his thanks to everyone who supported, encouraged, retweeted and donated.

The Just Giving site is still open for donations for those who wish to contribute.