2 August 2017
A local group of family and friends took on the challenge of Macmillan’s Hadrians wall event in June to help raise funds for Betty Burnett’s Tribute fund.
Betty’s Daughter’s Carole and Lynn were part of this great group
Carole said 'It was tough but we did it! 25 miles of challenging peaks with the wind in our faces but we dug deep and completed the course in 13 hours. Sponsorship pledges now exceed £6,800!
'When we signed up to this challenge at the beginning of the year we had no idea the commitment it would need. Every weekend since January we have embarked upon a local walk, increasing the distance each time.
'We encountered sheep, horses, highland cattle and over-inquisitive cows. We scaled fences, climbed stiles, burrowed under hedges and face-planked muddy puddles all in memory of two family members: Betty Burnett and Steven Bliss.
'On the day itself the sun shone brightly but the strong wind made conditions tough. Lynne even managed to break her ankle at 17.5 miles but we all crossed that finish line hand in hand, 10 determined women, striding out helping make sure no-one faces cancer alone.'
Liz Airey, Macmillan Fundraising Manager 'Sadly the number of people being diagnosed with cancer is increasing every year and that means Macmillan’s support for people living with cancer is in more demand than ever, I would personally like to thank everyone in the group who has helped raise such a fantastic amount.'
If you would like to get involved fundraising please contact Liz Airey on 07801 307012 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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