A clean sweep! Group's marathon with washing machine and ironing board
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It wasn't the time or speed that counted.
It was simply a matter of getting their white goods - a 55kg washing machine, ironing board, and iron - around a 26.2 mile route for a charity close to their hearts.
A group has boosted a bereaved Caister family's fundraising by over £2,000 - taking it to just shy of a £50,000 target.
Some ten people lead by Scot Greenwood and Victoria Smart set out on Sunday with the appliances taking them from Thrigby Wildlife Gardens, through Rollesby, Caister, and Great Yarmouth finishing at the Lacon Arms in Hemsby.
However, in February, while hosting a charity quiz he had suffered a heart attack and needed life-saving surgery.
Instead, friends, family and business associates decided to carry on for him aiming to raise the rest of the £50,000 so he could put his feet up and get better.
Mr Greenwood, valuations manager at Paul Hammond Estate Agents, said the idea of the white goods had been to introduce a level of challenge and discomfort that would encourage people to dig deep.
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In the end it was even more awkward than anyone could have conceived he said, with the commandeering of a sack barrel going some way to ease the strain.
"The weight was immense," he said. "It was just so awkward and it just wants to pull you back and you are hunched over.
"We needed plenty of breaks and it took longer than expected."
In the end the team took 11 hours to complete the marathon walk ending with a raffle at the Lacon Arms in Hemsby where Mr Beckett had his heart attack.
Mr Greenwood said the reaction from people driving past and dropping money in their buckets was cheering, many stopping to chat and to find out more about what they were doing and why.
Among the team were solicitor Victoria Smart, her husband Aaron, Lauren's uncle and Mr Beckett's brother in law as well as staff from Paul Hubbard Estate Agents.
To donate visit the Just Giving page and search Scot Greenwood.