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A walk and a paddle up the Great Glen Way

Fiona Stretton, husband Tim, daughter Melissa, sister Moira Lister and brother Bruce Cooper walked the Great Glen Way to raise money for Cancer Research UK

Fiona Stretton, husband Tim, daughter Melissa, sister Moira Lister and brother Bruce Cooper walked the Great Glen Way to raise money for Cancer Research UK

It became a family affair for an Arbroath group as they travelled for 80 miles by foot and kayak to raise money for Cancer Research to say thank you for the care their relative received.

“We started the walk/kayak from Fort William on May 18 and finished in Inverness on May 23,” said Tim Stretton.

“We camped in the wild for two nights and stayed in B&Bs for the other three nights.”

The group, Tim Stretton, wife Fiona, daughter Melissa, Fiona’s sister, Moira Lister and brother Bruce Cooper trekked and paddled through increasingly wet conditions to reach their goal of completing the Great Glen Way.

“The weather was quite bad for most of the week but spirits were high,” said Mr Stretton.

The group met more obstacles than just six days of rain as they attempted to detour around tree blocked routes, broken down cars and plenty of blisters.

Cancer Research UK helped care for Moira following a diagnosis of bowel cancer in 2013.

“We wanted to give something back for all the support we had received,” Mrs Stretton said.

Mr Stretton would like to thank their friends and family for the support and sponsorship, with a total of £1,165.

 

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