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Two members of staff at Kensington Mortgages’ head office in Reading dusted down their Oyster cards to take part in a sponsored Tubeathon recently to raise money for Sports Relief.

Administration assistants Keith Warner and Anna Kokocinska set out to break the world record for visits to tube stations.

They first visited their company’s namesake Kensington and then took a trip down memory lane to the firm’s old headquarters at Paddington. They also visited Kensington’s parent group In-vestec at St Paul’s.

The pair raised £250 by visiting 147 underground stations without any major incidents.

Unfortunately, they didn’t break the world record for visiting tube stops but Mole salutes their attempt anyway.

You can still donate money to the two super-commuters by visiting


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