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Memorial walk for radio presenter

John Uphoff
It is hoped the memorial walk will become an annual event

Islanders have taken part in a walk in memory of a BBC Radio Jersey presenter who died in August.

About 160 people, many with dogs, gathered in Grouville on Sunday to raise money for the John Uphoff Memorial Trust.

The 46-year-old presenter died in August after suffering from meningitis, encephalitis and blood poisoning.

The trust was set up by his widow and friends to provide a bursary for people who want a career in broadcasting.

Jan Uphoff said she hoped the memorial walk would become an annual event.

About 25% of the money raised will go to the National Trust for Jersey which is producing a film about the wildlife in the east of the island, one of John's favourite places to walk his dogs.



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