FUNDRAISERS walked for three-and-a-half days to raise money for a children’s cancer charity.
Jenna French, 28, an IT worker from Medway, Kent, Tina McCarty, 29, who works for the Ministry of Defence, and Carley Cheeseman, 29, who works for Medway Council, walked from Mrs Cheeseman’s house in Gillingham to Miss McCarty’s house in Romney Road, Rottingdean. Each fundraiser carried camping equipment weighing 15kg on the 64-mile walk.
The proceeds of the sponsored walk are going to the Milly Moo Right Now Foundation.
The charity was set up by Donna Searle, a friend of the three hikers whose daughter died of leukaemia in 2002. It has raised £30,000 for a holiday caravan and now needs £5,000 to pay for the first year’s running.
Miss McCarty said: “We saw the heartbreak that the family went through, losing Milly. We wanted to do something for other families going though the same thing.
“It was the charity which was closest to home – we also wanted to raise money for a local charity so we could see the results firsthand.” So far the hike has raised £3,671 and money is still coming in.
Miss McCarty said: “It’s a really good feeling to have raised so much.
“We started out with a target of £1,000. We went to the grand opening of the caravan on Sunday and we felt really proud.
“As of now the caravan is in use and the first family with a child who is going through cancer treatment will use it on Saturday.”